My white quails patterning

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mochicken, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I have seen some nice looking quail lately on here that are white with golden pattern or with wild pattern so I thought I'd post mine. I have several with a couple spots but these two are the most color patterning on the back

    They are VERY dirt, apologize for that lol they are enjoying their sandbox a lil much these days since I warm their sand up sometimes lol

    PS The blue is NOT natural color lol, that is how the breeder that I got them from marked them when I got them so I knew who was a male, I think its fingernail polish or model paint, its wearing off now. I have gone with leg bands to mark my boys now, works great and they are cheap so dont paint your birds lol

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  2. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    also a couple pics down you see the "crooked beak" lol, before I get a bunch of comments yes I know he is a crooked beak lol, I am trying to get some good whites going and am doing a "test hatch" on his pen eggs soon to see if he is even fertilizing eggs. I have always had my eggs mixed so I dont know who was who's babies but I have never got a crooked beak chick yet so if he is fathering at least he is not passing that trait on
     
  3. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His beak doesn't look too bad...you might even try trimming both ends and see if that helps realign his beak. Never have done that with a quail, but will work sometimes with chickens.

    I'd still be cautious in using him in a breeding program...but understand the "do what you gotta do" concept.
     
  4. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Yeah I really dont have to use him, I have another white male, I think your right though just because it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean it wont
     

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