Quail Chick Color Guessing Game!?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by cosmosue, Feb 10, 2019 at 1:33 PM.

  1. cosmosue

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    Who wants to help me!?

    Anyone want to give opinions on these colors? I have my own guesses but I don’t know if they are right!?

    I have a mixed batch so far 16 out of the 20 have hatched they are shipped eggs so not sure on the last 4.

    This is a decent sampling of what I got. Some others are not fluffy enough yet so I didn’t take their pics.

    I’m going to number them to make it easier, some have 1 pic some have 2.

    I would love to hear your guesses/answers as to what they may look like when grown!

    1. Pale Grayish/silver top, yellow under
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    2. Yellow brows, bright yellow under, blackish top with a little red (see the butt!) 719A5C09-65DE-4AAA-AC18-8D756C588174.jpeg

    3. Similar to above but very black, yellow brows, chest is grayish yellow/whitish 5521984C-970B-4FFE-AF15-1948BE182BB2.jpeg 82965A50-A2E7-4D14-854A-FB0AA14A609F.jpeg

    4. Lighter top, kind of brownish/grey with yellow bottom and brows 55778F50-8705-4DE0-9FC1-E7CF810D12B4.jpeg

    5. Pale yellow, grey stripes 37B867BF-8290-4C97-A045-295022E98D89.jpeg 0F992EEF-F410-4E6C-8730-4CF07DB2B6E2.jpeg

    6. Pale yellow black stripes and specks 6579D9DD-4360-49BD-89BE-B08CF448C5A7.jpeg

    7. Yellow brows, reddish and blackish back, yellow under ADACE7A0-7FDA-4649-9C95-EA6D53936726.jpeg CEBA1055-FB1E-4688-85F9-41F3EBD7C294.jpeg

    ...and yeah they all pooped on my desk... lol so cute ❤️

    Thanks!
     
  2. CoturnixComplex

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    Complete guesses but here you go:

    1: silver
    2: Tibetan tuxedo
    3-5: ?
    6: Italian
    7: dunno, but I had a chick look like this and turn out to be a red and charcoal mottled rosetta.
     
  3. CoturnixComplex

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    Beautiful babies! :D
     
  4. cosmosue

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    Yeah I guessed the same! I thought maybe there is a Tibetan in there without the tux and the yellow with grey stripes is a bit of a mystery to me lol I also think the last one is something red or whatever lol!

    I dunno about the darker grey/brown top and yellow bottom one. Lol. I think I got two of them. And 2 Tibetan tux. Might have 2 Italian not sure. Only 1 like that pale silver though! He came first and I was like “YAY!”
     
  5. le_bwah

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    I'm clueless on the colors—whatever they are, they're adorable!
     
  6. CoturnixComplex

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    Here are a few of mine that turned out similar:
    #1
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    10 day old #1 is second from right, few day old #7 is center front.
    #7 as adult:
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    And I think your #5 is a dilute Italian of some kind. Here's my silver/blue Italian, tho I can't find baby pics .
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  7. cosmosue

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    Wow those are pretty birds! Those colors are really nice! So that little guy with the darker coloring in the center front turned into that grayish color I forget the name of the pattern of feather now it’s kinda like lacing almost.

    Really pretty.
     
  8. cosmosue

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    That pale Italian is just soooo pretty!!!
     
  9. CoturnixComplex

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    Thank you! Yours look to be just as diverse and pretty :D

    I think she looks like a pigeon :lau
     
  10. cosmosue

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    HAH! Lol nah she’s way prettier than a pigeon for sure! I love the faces they always look curious... lol
     

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