Help Identifying colors in Japanese

MapleFrontFarms

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 1, 2013
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I was given seven quail eggs for hatching and I was only told they were jumbo coturnix. I seem to have two different colors. Yellow colored chicks with black stripes, and brownish chicks with black stripes. The darker ones I'm assuming are the Pharaoh.

So here is the yellowish chick - perhaps a golden?


and here is the brownish chick next to the yellow chick

Can you help me identify these colors? And can these two colors be bred to each other or not?
 
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dc3085

Crowing
7 Years
Jan 6, 2013
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Yeah, most probably they are already "mutts" so unless youre into keeping colors pure have at it. "Pure" genes can be gotten pretty easily so i wouldnt be concerned with it. Crossing goldens with pharaohs will usually result in some golden some pharaoh chicks but the color of the goldens will change or disappear with continued pharaoh outcrossing.
 

MapleFrontFarms

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 1, 2013
13
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Nova Scotia, Canada
Thank you for your help! Now they'll be three weeks old on Wednesday, is it too soon to tell the sex? Only one so far has her whole neck speckled and one has a reddish spot on his chest. So is this a female?
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