Japanese Coturnix Falb-Fee Discussion Thread

CoturnixComplex

Crowing
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The falb-fee genes basically suck all the warm tons out of the normal pharaoh pattern, turning it into a striking cream, grey, and black bird.

Theoretically, this is an incomplete dominant, meaning that birds with only one copy of the gene will express the color, but birds with two copies will look different/more intense. I have not been able to compare heterozygous vs. homozygous birds in person yet.

It's also a feather sexable pattern - males will have a solid cream chest while females will have the characteristic spotting.

falb-fee chick (lower left) next to pharaoh chick (upper right)
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a few juveniles
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male
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female
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Have you got this color? Want to know where to find some? Noticed anything unusual about breeding it or any particularly interesting combinations with other colors? Have pictures to share? Join in!
 

RGBEverything

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Sep 8, 2019
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What would you call these
 

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lizham71

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The falb-fee genes basically suck all the warm tons out of the normal pharaoh pattern, turning it into a striking cream, grey, and black bird.

Theoretically, this is an incomplete dominant, meaning that birds with only one copy of the gene will express the color, but birds with two copies will look different/more intense. I have not been able to compare heterozygous vs. homozygous birds in person yet.

It's also a feather sexable pattern - males will have a solid cream chest while females will have the characteristic spotting.

falb-fee chick (lower left) next to pharaoh chick (upper right)
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a few juveniles
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male
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female
[Will edit pic in shortly, do not have a good one]

Have you got this color? Want to know where to find some? Noticed anything unusual about breeding it or any particularly interesting combinations with other colors? Have pictures to share? Join in!

so if you cross a faulb fee hen with a range (roux dilute) what color chicks would you have if the Fee removes the red tones??
 

Peristeria

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Jul 4, 2020
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Ok, soooooo this might be a dumb question, but is it possible to get a falb fee that is all of the red accents but none of the brown, as if it were reverse? We recently hatched some eggs from our solid white coturnix and our wild color one and got some crazy grey ones that are faintly reddish... would this count as a falb fee? I did some research before I posted this, and the only one that looks faintly like ours is a chicken quail hybrid??? Sorry if I'm totally wrong, as I know nothing about quail colors, but I'm curious what these guys colors are called. Thanks!
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unfortunately, he has been dust-bathing in out red dirt we have here so his usually more white chest has been slightly dyed more red than the usual white.
 

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Eonflux

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Ok, soooooo this might be a dumb question, but is it possible to get a falb fee that is all of the red accents but none of the brown, as if it were reverse? We recently hatched some eggs from our solid white coturnix and our wild color one and got some crazy grey ones that are faintly reddish... would this count as a falb fee? I did some research before I posted this, and the only one that looks faintly like ours is a chicken quail hybrid??? Sorry if I'm totally wrong, as I know nothing about quail colors, but I'm curious what these guys colors are called. Thanks!
View attachment 2330185 View attachment 2330186 View attachment 2330189 unfortunately, he has been dust-bathing in out red dirt we have here so his usually more white chest has been slightly dyed more red than the usual white.

The first 2 looks like silver/platinum color, I have some silver hatched out with those same colors. Someone correct me if I’m wrong, thanks.
 

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