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hes a she?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by syble, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A while ago i posted up photos of my first coturnix to hatch... it was an odd combo i guess. Normal patterned golden color i think we decided on, and it was labeled definitely male... well the definite male has been laying lol. It was in with the jumbos who i thought 1 had started to lay at 4 weeks, turns out it was this one at 6 weeks lol. but it has no spots and was supposed to be male so i dint think anything of it. also, i never heard it crow so thats what got me. what would be the trigger for the lack of spots?
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  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    WELL ITS A BIZARRE MUTT PATERN, SO??? STILL QUITE A COOL LOOKING BIRD [​IMG]
     
  3. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] agreed!!!
     
  4. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    pretty feathers, and a well cared for happy hen. no idea about the spots though. sorry.
     
  5. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i still like it and want to make more so maybe i'll breed it to the golden jumbo male? Wish i had a better understanding of the genes on these guys lol. I think this is where Quail lady pops up lol
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    You my friend have a very beautiful Manchurian Hen. Manchurians lack most of what golds/Italians have, the spots. It is quite difficult to get one fully mature since the lethal gene just kicks in moreso than we want. A fawn mutation on the yellow gene creates the pharaoh color to be diverted to a more straw colored bird. It takes the homozygous form of the fawn mutation, whereas the Italian takes the Heterozygous form.
     
  7. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats crazy.[​IMG]
     
  8. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] I love you QuailLady!!
     
  9. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All hail Quail Lady!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    well she is a Quailologist, whatdya expect [​IMG]

    nice work Alex!

    ps. can I just get the cliff notes?
     

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