New Info about A & M and English White strain Coturnix

Discussion in 'Quail' started by monarc23, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    For anyone interested I have offical info on the two (yep there ARE two different whites now that I have the true info I wanted to post it here for everyone to read)! [​IMG]

    I seriously thought A &MS were the same as English and ina way i was right but in another way I was wrong.

    The English whites were USED to create the A&M so technically they are the same, only different in size.

    English whites are normal sized birds (what i assumed) where as A &Ms are jumbo.

    However BOTH A & M and English Whites can be pure white, or white with brown spots esp on the head...the brown spots are a mismark not a pattern (not pied).

    Both English Whites AND A & Ms have white flesh. They are basically cousins (in strains) same species of bird same "breed" just a different strain (strain as in one breeder bred English whites, and Texas A &M uni. bred the A & Ms and used EW's to create the white fleshed A &MS).

    THought this was nifty info had to share! [​IMG]

    Niki
     
  2. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    South Western PA
    That is so neat..I did not know that:D
     

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