Red cap quail question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Livi, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Livi

    Livi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I hatched some jumbos and the seller gave me some extras of different kinds. And so I hatched a little nice man with a red head, and seller told me its a red cap quail. I tried googling and searching byc but found little about them. Are they a seperate breed, or is this only a color variety of coturnix coturnix? Can I crossbreed them? I wanna bu some more eggs of these, is it something I should know about them (if they are a diff breed), in behavour or needs or anything?

    I tried to post a pic but unfortunately couldnt, will try again later :)
     
  2. Kylesquails

    Kylesquails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Male gold coturix quail have red heads
     
  3. Livi

    Livi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here he is. So it is a color variant? I have only had wild, white and honey before :) will he breed true then?
     
  4. Kylesquails

    Kylesquails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep italian or gold male,not sure of ratios but you should get aleast 50 ?percent gold chicks if you breed to a wild hen.
     

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