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Discussion in 'Quail' started by QuailRaiser, Dec 13, 2013.
Thought anyone who wanted to show off their birds should have a place to do it, so here it is.
My prize winning Roo and Hen
My flock leader and his bride.
These are my selected breeding pairs, before seasonal seperation
Made this this morning, my breeding pen of Pharaoh Coturnix
Wow dc you have a fair amount of goldens
The king of my quail pen (silver roo)
I keep around 30 breeders, mostly Pharaoh and Golden speckled, but I have some rosettas, a&ms and tuxedos.
I'm actually trying to breed the black spotting out of my golden speckled birds to end up with a golden bird with only rusty red speckles. I can get the roos to come out that way (aside from a bit of black around their crown sometimes) but I'm still working on the hens. It's a slow process but I am making headway (about a year and half into it)
Here is a hen who still has some black speckling but much less than the previous generation.
Here is a roo that has only a couple black edged primaries (probably the closest I have come to success at this project)
Thanks TwoCrows. My neighbors line up to get what I shovel out of the cages so it makes it easy to keep them really clean. I just put the buckets of quail made compost material out front of my driveway and the neighbors throw the empty buckets back over the fence.
Kyle that is a beautiful bird. If ever you decide to take up smuggling fowl into the US please make me your first customer. I have seriously considered sneaking silver eggs in from Canada more than once.
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Wow, those are amazing. I have tried to breed them similarly to that but as you said I only had success with the Roos. and I never knew those Silvers existed; but if they can be found in Canada, I swear I WILL FIND THEM!