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Panda Type Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by RainForestBird, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. RainForestBird

    RainForestBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have yellow or white quail with large streaks of the brown coloring commonly found with the brown quail. Does this mean that these quail are a cross between the two types of quail? I see that people are selling them as a rare variety now on Ebay. They call them Panda quail. I put a group of them together in the same enclosure to see if their babies would have the same coloring. The seem larger and hardier than the other quail.
     
  2. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pandas are A&M to Pharaoh crosses, it takes a couple of generations to get a good pattern. I have few in the brooder and a dozen in the aviary.


    Here is my best girl.

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  3. Lzy M Homestead

    Lzy M Homestead Out Of The Brooder

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    This is sooo cool. I haven't heard of this before. Are the pandas white or dark meat? A&M=white and all others are dark right?
     
  4. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I talked to Robby of JMF who owns a copy of the A&M research obtained through an associate who was part of the experiment. The original Texas A&M program included (in part) a goal of creating a white meat bird. They were never successful on that particular point.

    For some reason that trait has been claimed by many and the rumor passed down, believed etc... I have culled A&M, Pharaoh and golden and passed the bowl of carcasses around and nobody could tell the difference in the color of the flesh.
     
  5. ZedR

    ZedR Out Of The Brooder

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    Ug.. now I want... nay NEED some of those. See what you folks do to me. LOL
     
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  6. Lzy M Homestead

    Lzy M Homestead Out Of The Brooder

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    Way cool! Thx for the info Ehuman!
     
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  7. JuJubeann

    JuJubeann Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what almost all my A&M quail look like. They were sold to me as a&m eggs. So, now I know it is panda. Haha
     
  8. cshma11

    cshma11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I would love to get some of these! Do any of you all sell eggs for hatching or know where I could find them? They're so cute!
     
  9. ZedR

    ZedR Out Of The Brooder

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    Me too! I'd love to have some!
     
  10. JuJubeann

    JuJubeann Out Of The Brooder

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    It's been raining here pretty much. I have the quail in a coop with a run and they've been laying in the run. The ground is wet so I'm not comfortable selling or trading eggs. After it dries up I'll let you guys know and if you want to trade eggs I'm up for that. In the meantime if eHuman has some he might want to sell/trade. What kind of quail do you guys have?
     
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