Coturnix quail birds: Rare colors

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  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Hi there, I'm thinning out my 'babies' for the season and have a few 'rare' colors that I'm offering. I planned on taking these to auction, but they'd probably get eaten that way. [​IMG]

    I have 2 browns that have white wing feathers. I was told this is recessive white. They should be a good start for someone trying to work on tuxedo browns.

    I also have one white (english white) that has gold, rather than brown, markings.

    I haven't checked sexes on any yet, though I will if anyone is interested. They are all in the same 'batch', which would make them about 8 weeks old.

    The photo is of one of the recessive white browns as a youngster, taken about 5 weeks ago.

    These will go to auction on Friday, October 30, so get them while they're still here!
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    I'll get some pics of these as 'grown-ups' tomorrow, especially the gold-carrying white [​IMG]

    Pick-up is preferred, but shipping is available. Because I literally have no idea how much shipping would be on these, I've put $60 in for that. I'm sure that it doesn't cost that much, even with the box fee, but I like to cover my bases. [​IMG] Any excess shipping fees will be refunded minus paypal fees. [​IMG] Thanks for looking.

    ETA: The starting bid is per bird, guess I should have stated that before [​IMG]
     
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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    2 different browns, both female. 1 white carrying gold, sex unknown.

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  3. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What part of Kentucky Are you in? Can I pick them UP?
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I'm in south-central near the Green River lake. Pick-up would be fine, though I think you'd have to fight quaillady for them [​IMG]
     
  5. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    the white / gold 1 has me absolutely drooooooooooling!! [​IMG] i'd give Quaillady a run for her $ if it was spring instead of so close to Christmas!
     
  6. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    WOW! I had no idea thats what I had. I have a couple of the browns with white feathers and several of white feathers. I have been hatching Manchuren and Jumbo Browns and have gotten white birds in the mix. I have a few very pretty goldens and some Manchurens that are white instead of gold or yellow. I wrote them off as just being mixed and was going to add them to the freezer camp pen but not now. It would be a shame to eat a rare color. I need to breed them instead.
     
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    They are mainly recessive colors. The color white just latched on [​IMG]
     
  8. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    The ones I have, the white really latched on. I have several that are solid white. and about as many with spots on the head. I was thinking that theywhere mixed with Texas A & M's. I had traded some Phoenix for a whole bunch of quail. The young man had a grow pen full of chicks. There where chocolate colors, Jumbo Browns, Manchurens and 2 that where white with spots on their heads. When I started hatching out the eggs from the Jumbo Browns and Manchurens, which by the way I separated them by color in separate pens, anyway the chicks i'm getting are like the bunch I got from the trade. I have 2 that are a dark brown like a chocolate color and several Jumbo Browns with the white feathers. A bunch of white's. The two white ones I got in the trade didn't get along and one pecked the others head till brain could be seen so I culled them both. They where both 100% white meat. As I understand it, that is how Texas A & M's are. So thats why I thought that they where mixed with them since i'm getting alot of whites out of non white parents.

    This recessive thing is still confusing to me. I want to breed the white color out of them and keep it in the ones that are white to i'm separating the colors and getting eggs from other breeders to add new blood to my flock. I want to have more white meat breeders than dark meat breeders. I just can't tell the sex of the white ones. So I have them together and when they get old enough for breeding and I just watch them, i'll find out who is boy and girl. I plan to band them as to the sex instead of the age.
     
  9. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I'll explain it soon. It seems confusing but once it clicks it clicks [​IMG]
     

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