eye colour - should I be concerned?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by JaeG, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Our baby Spook (hatched on Halloween) is a week and a half old. I've taken lots of photos of him/her and often, despite not using the flash, his/her pupils look red. Today as I was holding him/her I noticed the iris of his/her eyes are blue-grey. He/she is the most laid back, gorgeous quail, very like his/her mother. I just wondered if I should be worried at all. Will they darken up (not that it's very noticeable unless the light is hitting it right)? I know he/she can see just fine. Spook hasn't got any spots of colour yet and his/her mother only has a tiny gold mark on the back of her head. Spook's father is a gold italian but must have white in his genes. I haven't hatched very many chicks but I'm sure all the rest had your usual, dark brown eyes.

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    In this photo, if you make it bigger, you'll see the right pupil looks like it's got 'red-eye'.
     
  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Living in a galaxy far, far away... Premium Member

    [​IMG] WHOA!!! Spook does have blue eyes!!! That's so cool!!! [​IMG]
    The red pupils look like it's just the camera angle. As long as spook can see, it isn't anything to be worried about.
     
  3. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks PeppersMama - that is reassuring. I think I'll just keep him out of strong sunlight perhaps, though at the moment they are inside and they get a bit of afternoon sun which he likes to sit in. He's such a sweetie.
     

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