Slate Tuxedo Jap?

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  1. LyrebirdJacki

    LyrebirdJacki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My quail isn't quite adult yet so he is a little patchy and all my tux birds have grown out of that once they are fully grown. I would like to know what his colour mutation would be classified as. His mum is the tux in the second photo :)

    He is kind of a grey brown or a dilute pattern that you see in the rosetta birds. Not sure if he would be a dilute tux or a grey one.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    I can't help you on the color mutations. But I have to say that I just love the Tuxedos! Such cute birds!
     
  3. LyrebirdJacki

    LyrebirdJacki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they look like little penguins or gentlemen.
     
  4. Ironsun10

    Ironsun10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I must say this is really a nice "mutation"

    I would say it would be called either a splash or mottled and should be bred from to hopefully produce more of this colour.

    I would also say, the colour is the same as the mother, but having a good mixture of white feathers it looks lighter.

    Do these birds go a lot darker like their mother? or do they retain some white feathers?

    Ironsun.
     
  5. LyrebirdJacki

    LyrebirdJacki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the first one I've had that have gotten this big (if you pick favourites with the chicks they seem to always die unfortuently. I had about 4 chicks like this one that died about 2 weeks old and younger) so I don't know if it will darken. But the regular tuxedos I have gotten from that particular mother have all darkened and kinda look red. They also lost the white patches on their backs as adults which I hope this one does also. I have 2 more chicks hatched that look like this one did as a chick so they are happening, but I hope that I can breed from this one directly.

    I think splash seems like the best discription for it. It's not quite a tuxedo really with the patchyness. I will post another picture once it is fully feathered as it is still a juvenile in this picture (took it yesterday).
     
  6. curious penguin

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    hi lyrebird I just recently got one like that too have a look in the pic (if it uploaded im still getting use to my tablet lol ) I have one silver tux an one full silver :) first time ive ever seen them in that colour I thought they were button quail at first
     
  7. LyrebirdJacki

    LyrebirdJacki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yours looks a whole lot neater than mine :) Mine is very patchy and yes, kinda do look like kings but your tux to the left gives them away as japs. I hope this colour becomes a recognised colour mutation, its pretty. I got 2 full silvers in the same hatch as the one I took a picture of above but I get them often, its just this one was a little....different.
     
  8. curious penguin

    curious penguin Out Of The Brooder

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    It does look different and reli cool i hope I get one I have a really good colour mix so I should have the right ingredients to make one lol ;)
     
  9. Classroom Quail

    Classroom Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you breed that one? If so, what colors did you breed together? He's beautiful!
     
  10. curious penguin

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    I bought mine but I have just started breeding so cant wait to see what comes out :)
     

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