Odd colored Coturnix quail chick

Discussion in 'Quail' started by 4theLoveofBirds, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. 4theLoveofBirds

    4theLoveofBirds Just Hatched

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    I hatched out some coturnix quail a little over a week ago and was curious if anyone has ever had a black chick? Legs/feet are black and beak is black. Chick fluff is black, some yellow stripping on the head. Feathers appear to be coming in black on the wings. Person I got the eggs from says its dark range tibetan but when I look up pics online I see nothing that looks like the chick or any adult pics that show the dark coloring coming in. Anyone here have pics to share?
     
  2. MageofMist

    MageofMist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have similar-ish chicks, which are either single factor tuxedos or double blue faces. They were black with white markings on the ears and neck, but are getting brown feathers now. ^^
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  3. 4theLoveofBirds

    4theLoveofBirds Just Hatched

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    Ahh thank you! That is so helpful to see others. I haven't noticed any dark brown lacing on his/her wings yet but I guess I will have to take a closer look now with better lighting when I get home. Also, I am not sure mine has the little white spot under the beak. hmmmmm. Very cute, thank you so much for sharing.
     
  4. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And then turned into this
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    In the pic above, she's next to the Yellow looking quail :)

    All black with beautiful red tipped feather patterns in the sun with a white beard and one or two white feathers on her chest [​IMG] Can hardly notice hehe.
     
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  5. 4theLoveofBirds

    4theLoveofBirds Just Hatched

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    Oh thats so pretty! Now I am wishing I had more than one of this color. How dominant of a color is it? I have a pretty interesting mix of colors from this group, they seem to be really feathering out fast all of a sudden in the last 24 hours. Now I am anxious to get home and take pics to show you guys. [​IMG]
     
  6. MageofMist

    MageofMist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once the babies start getting their feathers, you can look away for 5 mins and look back and see new ones popping up XD It feels like it was just yesterday when they were little fluffballs.
     
  7. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hehe I love the "ugly" stage of chick feathering [​IMG] Oh and her toes stayed that color - half black and half pink [​IMG]

    Cute babies @MageofMist!!
     
  8. LoveInNature

    LoveInNature Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a chick which has black feet and a pink middle toe on each foot. It is very dark with extraordinary "eyebrows"
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    It is getting very dark feathers on it's wings. Shall see how it turns out.

    Wonderful photos from Binki. Just shows you how unpredictable their colours can be as chicks.

    That light coloured one of Binkis is a gorgeous Manturian. I have 2 and would certainly like a few more. Thanks for sharing guys!
     
  9. 4theLoveofBirds

    4theLoveofBirds Just Hatched

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    Ok. So I tried really hard to get good pics but the little boogers move around so much and my lighting could be better (they are in my bathroom at the moment,lol). Color input on them would be much appreciated as I am so new to this. [​IMG]
     
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    4theLoveofBirds Just Hatched

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