A while back I got eggs from PC, however via shipping, cold temps and what have you only one egg developed to hatching. A normal jumbo brown I was happy to have because it was from PC! LOL! Anywhooo, around 10 days old I noticed she had funky feathers....I thougth nothing of it really thought maybe she was just feathering out funky...but I thought MAYBE that's a curly gene...but I Didnt want to get excited. I waited and waited, and now she's fully feathered, and im positive she's a curly carrier. I've never wanted or seeked out the curly coturnixs because I like the normal feather look in them, I'm more interested in the colors. However I noticed people who know that coturnix come in curly seem facinated by this gene. So I was happy to have it and maybe see about reproducing it..if it's recessive it'll take about 2 generations for me to see it I'm guessing. Anywho...I'm pretty sure PC is a hen... and she's not a dramatic curly, which is explainable since PC (purple chicken) said that none of his birds were visably curly, so either this curly gene mutated from his quail, OR two birds carring the gene in their background expressed it to produce one for ME! The more I work with it, the more curly the feathers should become on future offspring. May not be the look I want, but I am excited to work towards some funky curlies that others may like...if not I'll probably not work with them much longer after I achieve my curly facination goal LOL but im sure some will...and if I get it looking neat enough it'd probably look really cool in TUXEDO! LOL I've been wanting to show her off for a while but wanted to be POSITIVE! I've been positive for a few days now but just haven't got around to posting. Heres PC AKA PURPLE CURLY! The curling is primarily on her flight feathers, but it's also on some of her lower wing feathers, and on her flanks and back, and SOME on her neck though I was having trouble showing that.