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Discussion in 'Quail' started by quailss, Jan 16, 2012.
Anyone have any pictures of platinum or silver colored coturnix quails?
No, but would to enjoy looking at them...and having a bunch myself
never heard of a color variety, might be euro only.
PLATINUM OR SILVER ARE COMMONLY FOUND IN THE UK... HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE ANY IN USA. THERE ARE A FEW BLUE IN CANADA, BUT AGAIN NOT HERE IN THE STATES
There are definitely silver coturnix in Canada. Perry has a bunch of very nice colors and has tons of pictures on his website http://www.pschofield.info/NewPandL/Home.html
I have silvers/blues. not sure which ones since i get told differently by different people. Males are silver, females are blue basically.
Never hatched a male thats blue or a female thats silver so I think its the same colour just a shade difference with the genders, at least in the canadian strain. Which makes sexing young easy, if it feathers in so powdery blue its almost white it has always been a male and anything coloured like blue in a chicken has always been female. One thing I haven't been able to breed yet is a tuxedo male with that dilute factor...... since regular choc tuxedos are so dark I want to know if males would still turn out that silver. Females get a nice dark charcoal blue to them in tuxedo form.
Right now I have a breeding group made up of a nice dark rosetta male with wild type blue and blue pied hens(only a rosetta and tuxedo came out of that so far, nothin blue yet) and the male below is with wild type hens and a red-head(italian gold? i think some call it?). So far got a nice blue wild type hen going by colour and a blue headed golden male since his he is very silver.
Male- wild type, which are always labeled silvers:
The girls wild type pieds(where everyone tells me they are blues):
Now platinums I haven't seen in Canada either!
Awesome colors! might have to make a trip to Canada to "site see"..."no mister officer, my suit case didn't just crow."
Thanks for posting those pics! Wicked neat colors!!!
i want to buy some of those O.O....beautiful.
Here is a pic I took tonight of my first silver golden chick
and a blue tuxedo hen(a silver tux male would look really cool i think), pardon her rough look, she is in the breeding pens right now and one of the roosters favorit...