hatch day is tomorrow!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Bryam, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my button quail eggs are on day 15 of incubation. That means if all goes well I should be getting some babies tomorrow. I am curious to see if my own eggs hatch in less time than the shipped eggs do. When I shipped button quail eggs they only hatched on day 17 and 18.

    does anybody else have quail eggs hatching this week?

    Please share!:)
     
  2. liljunie

    liljunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just hatched 14, yesterday and today. A few more eggs in the incubator but not hopeful for the rest.
     
  3. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, hatch day came and went. I am about 9 hours into day 16 and I have 3 pips out of 10 eggs. I will hopefully wakeup in the morning to baby quail. I will keep my fingers crossed! I can't wait to see what colours I get.

    My humidity is at 73 percent, is that too high?
     
  4. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I woke up this morning to 4 chicks! Well, see what happens with the other ones!
     
  5. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    give them up to 22 days to hatch. good luck and welcome to the addiction!
     
  6. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol, 9 out of the 10 eggs have hatched. A few of the chicks are solid black with yellow winged tips, I guess they will be some mutation of a blue faced. The funny thing I discovered from these eggs is that from a silver hen being breed to a blue faced male, I got blue faced chicks, Darth vendors, and cinnamon. Not a single silver baby. I guess silver is a recessive gene?
     
  7. liljunie

    liljunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know much about quail genetics but it makes sense. If you breed this hatch together you should get 50% silver. If the Offspring is BbxBb.
     
  8. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good point! I can clearly see that blue faced is a dominant gene.
     

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