one odd quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Mibotsu, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Songster

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    well i'm sure this has been seen before, i got my 5 coturnix, one male, four females. well, one of the females is larger then the rest and has ALOT of white on her wings, is this just the white gene coming out?

    i can post pictures if need be

  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Songster

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    i got a photo of the bird with the white wings, you can't tell as much on here(bird on the right drinking), but the white goes ALL the way under the wing and is practially its whole body length. she is also maybe 10-20 % larger then the other females, might this be due to egg laying soon?

  3. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Songster

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
  4. syble

    syble Songster

    Jan 10, 2011
    could it be a tuxedo? or a jumbo crossed with an english white(if i understand right, that makes tuxedos but they aren't always perfect looking), or a normal crossed with a texas A&M i think does the same thing? better wiser people will chime in... but it might help if you had better pictures too

  5. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Songster

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    i will try and get a better shot, she wouldn't come out of the coop during that photo
  6. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Songster

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    the woman i got them from has hatched over 5k quail, so i guess it could be just a strain of something mixed in, they all had mites pretty bad with no feathers on their backs at all. after 2 weeks of me taking care of them their feathers are almost fully grown back, and that white on her wing just gets larger and larger
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

    Mar 2, 2009
    Its No Mystery Or Majical Never Before Seen Annomoly, You Simply Have A Brown Bird With A Single Pied Gene... It Happens Sometimes. Uncommon Yes, But Still Happens. If You Search Back Thru Old Posting Both Manarc 23 And Purple Chicken Had This Showing Up In Their Birds A Few Years Back... Nicki Called Them "spangled" In Many Of Her Posts. Most Times The Single Pied Is Not Expressed Visually In Them So It Isnt Commonly Seen. A Double Pied Gene = Tuxedo Or White Depending On How Well Its Expressed. This Is The Reason For The "throw Back Spots" On Whites And A&m Birds... They Arent White At All, Just Very "high" Tuxedo Patterned Birds. If Tuxedos Are Your Wish She'd Be A Good Mate For A White Male

  8. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    She is probably a cross with a white. You could get a tux out of many generations of breeding.

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