Japanese Coturnix Quail Color Varieties!!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Stellar, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. cmtigger

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  2. Peacerose

    Peacerose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Adorable! Those reddish ones could be red range or roux. Too cute!
     
  3. cmtigger

    cmtigger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is going to be roux, but we'll see what happens. There are three of them and 6 each of the other two varieties.

    They are way too cute, way too cute. And now I want to hatch a batch of button quail just to see how tiny and cute they really can get. I love how they do everything together, everybody is awake at once, everybody is asleep at once. Not like chicken chicks, who will have some awake and some sleeping. And the hatching is the same thing, they all hatched at once!
     
  4. cmtigger

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    The lighter chipmunk ones do appear to be roux now that they are a week old and have gotten some feathers, but in the darker chipmunk ones there is one that is either an odd pharoah or something else. It has a reddish head, with no black markings on it's head, the chest is dark and the markings are coming in different from the rest of the pharoah. I tried to get a photo, but as is normal for a week old quail, it wasn't going to be still for me.
     
  5. Bearded Farmer

    Bearded Farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    If you breed 2 pharohs is it possible to get random varieties of colors? Or do you guys have all these different color types to sart with?
     
  6. Peacerose

    Peacerose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two pharaoh or wildtype birds will have all pharaoh chicks.
     
  7. cmtigger

    cmtigger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started with Pharoahs, Texas A&Ms and Italians. I think that the white is the only one that could be hidden under pharoah.
     
  8. Bearded Farmer

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    Where do you pick up all the fancy breeds
     
  9. WallTenters

    WallTenters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the pharoah color pattern is dominant, so would hide some other colors? No?
     
  10. Bearded Farmer

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    Anybody local to eastern PA want to sell me some colored breed hens??
     

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