platinum and silver coturnix quails

JJMR794

Crowing
10 Years
Mar 2, 2009
7,584
162
293
BROOKSVILLE FL
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
 

fancyfowl4ever

Songster
11 Years
Mar 17, 2008
1,283
26
181
Cranbrook, BC, Canada
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!
 

bfrancis

Songster
9 Years
Mar 30, 2010
1,235
107
161
Okmulgee Co, Oklahoma
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."
 

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