Coturnix Picture time- Adults PIC HEAVY

Discussion in 'Quail' started by monarc23, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    It was really sunny up at the Coturnix hutch today so I decided to go back down and get my camera to get some detailed shots of my cutie pies...and ofcourse I had to share [​IMG]

    This is my sweetie Tundra- whom I *THINK* is a male- his color cross makes it very hard to tell, he's a whitexgolden mix:
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    ^ He's the only one out of my whole flock that'd rather come talk to me than eat [​IMG]

    This below is Bandit, a hen A & M who got some golden markings in a mask-ish pattern:
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    A gorgeous dark Tibetan (british range- to the left of the A & M), I forget if this is a male or a female, I didnt think to look for the legband I have on the males so not sure for this picture:
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    ^ I hope to breed Tibetans that are so dark that they are all the color of this ones back (from head to toe)..... [​IMG]

    Two light Tuxedos (right hand lower corner, and infront of the jumbo brown), the backend of a Tibetan...and the Jumbo I spoke of in the top right hand corner:
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    Starting from the top middle, Jumbo Brown hen, Middle centerish tibetan hen, and Jumbo Golden male:
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    Getting "the stare down" from a suspicious A & M hen:
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    Close up of a gorgeous Tibe:
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    The white is Bandit, the one direclty behind her is Starling (hen),the one hiding is another mismarked tuxedo (not nicely marked), butted up to it is a big jumbo brown hen, then directly beside it staring at the camera is a light tibetan, behind it is a jumbo brown hen, behind her a golden, and the little dark head in the back is a dark tibetan:
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    A close-up of some of the same from above picture:
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    The two mismark tux hens that are always tagging along together:
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    "Who you lookin at?" from a Golden male:
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    Tundra, Bandit and Starling in with a bunch of Jumbo browns and a few tibes---if you've been following the birds discriptions it may not be hard to see who's who, if ya can't still, oh well [​IMG]
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    "Baby it's cold outside" (trio of A & Ms stayin the warm shelter):
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    Part of the indoor part of their hutch, it's where I dump their feed, and treats, they enjoy this because then they can dust bathe while they eat::: [​IMG] : *the one outside by the apple, is Big Bertha, my biggest coturnix- her eggs are MASSIVE* :

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    Again showing you Big Bertha, the GIANT A &M (she's not hard to miss):
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    Monster girl again near a bunch of others:

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    The end [​IMG]
     
  2. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
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    wonderful pics
     
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Thanks for sharing! Mine are getting bigger! 3 weeks old now! Plus I have 24 golden quail in the incubator that come out of the turner this Saturday!
     
  4. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    DARN YOUUUU!!! I don't have a Tundra-coloured one yet! And.. and.. !!! Now I need one! So pretty! [​IMG]

    Hmmm.. if I get rid of Psycho (who is headed for the stewpot if he doesn't stop beating up on Chicken) and put Chicken in with Dust and his mate.. and Chicken doesn't peck Dust's mate to death.. then.. hm.. English/Italian crossbreed, you said? [​IMG]

    -Spooky
     
  5. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

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    I always love seeing your pics Niki [​IMG]

    your birds are beautiful so i know there babies are gonna be even more Cuteness!
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:Yeah either A & M/Golden or English/Golden, I have no clue the breeder I got them from had hundreds (not exaggerating) coturnix it was mind boggling. LOL!

    On the one group im on for coturnix they say that this can happen in crossing a white to a golden, but the extent varies.

    I really think Tundra is gorgeous too and the temperment on him is a nice plus! [​IMG] I've thought of breeding for these with using him, and I still might, I just have to be picky on what other color I want to use or I'm gonna run out of room! LOL! The only thing i hate is it's only a guess that he's a male, i see no spots onthe chest but that could be edited out from the white....I guess I'll know in the spring huh!
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:I hope so! [​IMG] Im glad you enjoy em! [​IMG]
     
  8. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Monarc- would you mind explaining to me the difference between Jumbo Coturnix and golden quail?
     
  9. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:why sure! [​IMG]

    Golden is just a color, i've seen/had both Jumbo Goldens and normal sized goldens (which i call pharoah goldens sometimes---as pharoah browns are wild sized/normal sized coturnix---though calling them pharoah goldens im sure is not appropriate...would confuse someone lol)!

    Jumbo Coturnix is any bird that's bigger than a pharoah coturnix.

    Here......I'm going to make two of my 5 week old youngsters mad at me for a moment to show you what imean LOL


    Granted, these are only 5 week old babies lots more growing to do, but ignore the color differences on these two and look at the size difference....Jumbo Left, normal sized right. [​IMG]

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    Jumbo can come in any color, it's just that it seems no one has really focused on breeding only for it in all colors they can. Tibetans usaully come in normal size for example but if bred selectively can be jumbo too. [​IMG]

    I plan to have nada but jumbos in all my colors by summers end I HOPE!!!

    Normal accepted Jumbo colors you can find birds in are
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    and A & M
    I've seen several goldens in jumbo as well, but again it all depends on how they're bred. If any ole golden is bred to any ole golden you may only get few big ones.

    A & MS arent being selectively bred either, so the resulting birds look more like English whites (which are just a small white coturnix). So technically any small white coturnix could be passed off as an english white. A & Ms were bred by Texas Uni, and English whites were bred by someone else so it's sad that a small A &M can be passed off as a EW when it's really an A &M if that ramble makes sense [​IMG]
     
  10. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Thank you that helps! Now I need to ask the person I got the goldens from if they are Jumbo or not. [​IMG]
     

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