orange legs on coturnix?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by peewee, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking at my quails today and noticed that this birds legs are getting really orange. Is this something normal for this type of coturnix or is this even a coturnix at all? Maybe a bob of some sort? Her/his back was naked when I bought it but the feathers are growing in great.
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    You can see the difference in the leg colors better in this pic.
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    Last edited: Oct 27, 2009
  2. youridreezen

    youridreezen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it looks a lot smaller then the other ones in the pen is it a roo or hen?
     
  3. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if is a roo or hen. I do know that s/he is younger than the others in the pen by a month or more.
     
  4. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Michigan
    My bobwhites leg's are a grayish color. It isn't a partridge, but the coloring could have been like a coturnix.

    Or, maybe it's just a fluke? I've met a chicken with 3 legs before; anything is possible!!!
     
  5. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    Could it be a button?
     
  6. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really don't think that it could be a button. No were near as small as the buttons I have had. If it is a button s/he is extremely HUGE!!!
     
  7. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    The only reason I ask is that we separated the Tennessee red quail from our buttons last week and have finally decided we missed 2 of them.
     

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