coturnix quail chick ID

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bkvail, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    OK, it looks like I have maybe 5 different colors of quail chicks. I think I have 3 of them figured out, but 2 I'm not sure. Supposedly I was only getting golden, Tux, and brown......

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    tuxedo? has dark feet


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    ??? two pics of this one - has dark feet



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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Tuxedo is made by mixing A&M whites with tibetans, so I don't think that it is always 100% tuxedos that hatch? Were they from a mixed pen?

    #1 correct
    #2 correct
    #3 can't really tell if it has the white breast? If so, then correct
    #4 tibetan
    #5 I think it is just a lighter golden, but I may be wrong on that one.
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:I agree with shelley, looks like a lighter golden. It may actually end up looking like the one I had I called Tundra, she was a golden but had TONS of white in her as well [​IMG] Edited to add that the last one could easily be a many spotted A & M [​IMG] Wont know until it feathers out. If it's mostly white with spots of color on its back and or head then it's an A & M, if it's more golden with some white it may be like my hen Tundra.
     
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  4. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    OK, the one that is marked as 'Tuxedo?' has a bronze belly, not yellow. The white wing tips is what threw me off.

    I'm going to keep 6-8 of this bunch, and then hatch another batch as soon as I can get more eggs. My brother in law is going to take the rest, so I wanted to be sure I got a variety of keepers here [​IMG]

    I was NOT expecting the Tibetan, although that is a wonderful surprise! I'm assuming it's a recessive gene - I'm going to have to re-read your coturnix info post (aka the book!)

    There is another one I noticed I didn't get a pic of - it is mostly yellow with only a slight hue of blue/black spotting. I'm assuming that one will be A&M. Too many colors to decide from! I was only expecting 3 colors - and was going to keep 2-3 of each color! LOL!
     
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  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:LOL nope tibetan is dominant, but it's like an incomplete dominant. [​IMG] to get tuxedo you have to have tibetan [​IMG]
     
  6. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    so the person I got the eggs from would have had to have Tibetan too? Or if they mixed tux with another variety, they could get Tibetan? I keep trying to think of the colors as the genetics of rabbits, and I can see it's not even the same! LOL!
     
  7. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    OK, after looking at pics of tux babies, I don't think I have any...... I think the one I have marked ''tuxedo?'' is a darker Tibetan...... it's belly is bronze color....... Of course I really wanted browns and tux's most - can I get tux from the tibetans if I don't have A&M afterall?
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:deary im tellin ya that one with the yellow tips on teh wings is a tuxedo [​IMG]


    it's probably going to look like this when it gets older with probably less white: [​IMG] (the one with the band of white on the chest).

    for it to have white tips on the wings it's crossed with A & M, therefore it's a very not well marked at all tux [​IMG]

    And yes, you can get tibetan by breeding a tux to something else that doesnt carry or isnt A & M [​IMG] It will come otu solid tibetan [​IMG]

    And this is what a good tux looks like as a baby: [​IMG]


    that chick that you're concerned isnt a tux, if you breed it to a bird that's carrying A & M (probably the last chck in your orginal post) you will get some tuxedos, as will you by breeding your solid tibe to it (if im right htat it's an A & M).



    I know it's confusing but you'll get the hang of it [​IMG]
     
  9. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    I probably won't keep it then if it's not a good marked Tux - I wanted the little penguin semi-look-alikes, LOL [​IMG] Maybe the next batch I'll get better marked Tux's with more white on them [​IMG]
     
  10. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:wait before you get rid of it


    let me complie some pictures for you to show you that you can get nicely marked tuxedos from that chick [​IMG]
     

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