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Is this a silver [coturnix/japanese] quail chick? Or if not, what type?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by SeptemberQuail, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright, so I have eleven 4 week old chicks of whom, most have developed full plummage.
    What surprised me is that out of my three adult roux dilute quail, they managed to create 4 different colourings of chicks (pharoah/brown, white, roux dilute and this one.)
    Three of them, I am unsure of their colouring. But they are still feathering (hence the yellow around their eyes)


    Not sure if you can see properly, but on the top, it's light grey and on her underbelly and face, it's white.




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    So anyone know what type of colouration this is?
    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2012
  2. MrNappy

    MrNappy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2012
    Ajax, Ontario
    Nice, that looks cool. Almost like the silver button quails do. [​IMG]
     
  3. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooh, but I've never seen silver coturnix before... only heard of. Hmm.
     
  4. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  5. MrNappy

    MrNappy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2012
    Ajax, Ontario
    I feel sorry, no one is responding.

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    Maybe new post, change what you are asking (different words?).
     
  6. grey pied maybe.

    have you found the lighter coloured quails are much calmer?

    my 5 weeks quails whites, creams and white brown splits are really calm,

    while the tibetans and pharoahs browns are very jumpy.
     
  7. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grey pied? Oh possibly!
    Never heard of it though... Trying to find some images but can only find button quails.


    My pharoah's are definitely the jumpy ones, I try picking them up and they always try to scramble and scratch their way out of my hand. One of my pharoah's (although his injured) seems to be alright with me picking him up and scooping my hand under him to pick him up.

    I only have one white one (the other one died... she had a weak immune system...), she's decently calm.
    I guess these (grey pied tuxedo or something) guys are calmer to pick up, as well as my roux dilute's.

    The darker ones HATE being held upwards, or having their belly laid against my hand with their legs dangling inbetween my fingers. The lighter ones don't really mind.
    But all prefer to be standing on my hand (so do the adults, but the adults don't care how I hold them.) as seen in the pictures.
    ^.^
     
  8. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice. Would you ship some of the parents eggs? Forget it you are in Australia!
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2012
  9. Cute!
     

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