I am new to Quail so Please take a look at ths question on Texas AM.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Country Living Farm, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    Ok. I just hatched out 10 and after reading a post on them I am worried they might not be pure white. So, I have seen topics on them and what to look for. After looking at mine I see some have a black/brown spot on the head and some do not. I would like to get my AM's to be whtie meat if they are not already and I know that may be hard to do. So I am hoping they are white meat now!!!!! Anyways, what is up withthe spot on the head.
     
  2. youridreezen

    youridreezen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i do not have A&M's but some will have a spot on there head they will still be fine as the hear gets cut off anyway so a spot on the head is just fine.

    hope this helps cheers youri.
     
  3. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    louisiana
    If they are not white meat now they never will be
    Dont worry about the spot its normal
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    MONKEY THE SPOT IS NORMAL MARKINGS FOR BOTH ENGLISH WHITES AND TEXAS A&M'S ---- BOTH WHITE BIRDS THAT MANY FOLKS TRY TO INCORRECTLY CALL "A&M'S" THE ENGLISH WHITE IS A REGULAR COLOR VARIETY IN COTURNIX. THE TEXAS A&m IS A GENETICALLY ENGINEERED BIRD BY TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY OF ALL PLACES! --- WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT RIGHT? ANYWAYS FOLKS HERE IN THE STATES ARE LAZY BY NATURE--- WE DONT LEARN ALL THOSE FANCY NAMES THE ENGLISH USE OVER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE POND--- WE LEARN A NAME WETHER ITS CORRECT OR NOT, COMMIT IT TO MEMORY AND USE IT FROM THERE ON....... THUS NOW MAYBE YOU CAN SEE WHERE THE GREAT WHITE QUAIL LEGEND STARTS TO GET CONFUSING---- TEXAS USED ENGLISH WHITES AND CROSSED THEM WITH OTHER COLOR/ SIZE VARIETIES TO "ENGINEER" THE TEXAS A&M A GREAT MANY YEARS AGO AS A MEAT PRODUCTION QUAIL---- IT WAS SOMEWHAT OF A FAD, MUCH LIKE OSTRICH FARMING 15 YRS AGO--- IT KINDA FLOPPED. BUT THE NAME STUCK WITH MANY FOLKS WHO BOTH CORRECTLY AND INCORRECTLY LABEL ANY AND ALL WHITE COTURNIX AS "A&M'S" THE SPOT IS FROM THE ORIGINAL BREED CROSSSING TO GET THE WHITE COLOR---- THESE ARE NOT ALBINO BIRDS, BUT RATHER AN EXTREMELY "HIGH WHITE LINE" VERSION OF THE TUXEDO COLORATION--- THE SPOT YOU SEE IS WHERE THE LINE ENDS [​IMG] AS FAR AS SPOT OF COLOR VS WHITE MEAT---- ABSOLUTELY NO RELATION, BUT I DOUBT YOUR BIRDS ARE THE WHITE MEAT MYTHS---- UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS A HIGH MAINTENANCE BREED--- REQUIRED LOTS OF CROSS BREEDING AND CONFIRMATION BREEDING TO ESTABOLISH AND MAINTAIN---WITHOUT A CONTINUED CYCLE THE BIRDS--- AS NEARLY ALL HAVE TODAY--- REVERTED BACK TO THEIR ENGLISH WHITE HERITAGE WHICH WAS A STANDARD COTURNIX COLOR AND THEREFORE THE STANDARD COTURNIX DARK MEAT. MANY IN THE BIRD WORLD HAVE NO IDEA OF THIS AND AS I SAID BEFORE--- WE DONT USE ALL THE FANCY ENGLISH TERMS WHICH ARE THERE FOR A REASON--- TO ACCURATELY DESCRIBE THE EXACT BIRD---- NOT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IT SHOULD BE (AND I AM AS GUILTY AS ALL OTHERS--- HECK I CALL THEM ALL PHAROA QUAIL! )

    HOPE THIS HELPS....
     

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