Italian Quail, Japanese Quail? Both Coturnix???

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Bowlzie, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Bowlzie

    Bowlzie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I've just purchased 18 quail eggs,
    6 labled coturnix
    and 12 a mix between japanese and italian quail.

    All are members of Corturnix C. But that makes me think:

    1.what the hell are the first six?
    2.How am I going to tell the italian and the japanese apart? (all the eggs look the same, and there are loads of differant colour phases)

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  2. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    Quote:Italian is a colour of Coturnix. Chances are good the "coturnix" are the Pharaoh colour and the mix of "japanese" and "italian" are from pens with both Pharaoh and Italian coloured parents.

    Don't worry, they're all the same thing, just different colours.
    -Spooky
     
  3. Bowlzie

    Bowlzie Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Italian is a colour of Coturnix. Chances are good the "coturnix" are the Pharaoh colour and the mix of "japanese" and "italian" are from pens with both Pharaoh and Italian coloured parents.

    Don't worry, they're all the same thing, just different colours.
    -Spooky

    thanks for that, so they are all the same species and have just been geneticly modified for differant colour variations!! I'm good at this stuff!!![​IMG]
     
  4. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    Quote:They've been bred for colour mutations, yes. Monarc has a good post on here with pictures of the various colours. If you do a search on 'Coturnix colors' you should find it.
    -Spooky
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:They've been bred for colour mutations, yes. Monarc has a good post on here with pictures of the various colours. If you do a search on 'Coturnix colors' you should find it.
    -Spooky

    Yep I've got nada more to add here and as Spooky mentioned you can visit my post about Coturnix info and colors n whatever else...if you have any quesitions still just post back here or there whereever we'll see it! [​IMG]

    My post is below in my signature [​IMG]

    Thanks Spooky [​IMG]
     
  6. Bowlzie

    Bowlzie Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:They've been bred for colour mutations, yes. Monarc has a good post on here with pictures of the various colours. If you do a search on 'Coturnix colors' you should find it.
    -Spooky

    Yep I've got nada more to add here and as Spooky mentioned you can visit my post about Coturnix info and colors n whatever else...if you have any quesitions still just post back here or there whereever we'll see it! [​IMG]

    My post is below in my signature [​IMG]

    Thanks Spooky [​IMG]

    thankyou!! I read your post yesterday!! Very informative!!!
     

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