Strange quail colour?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by SeptemberQuail, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    I posted a few weeks ago here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...rnix-japanese-quail-chick-or-if-not-what-type
    It was about my quail chicks who have developed this silvery colouring, but now, it's gone.
    Instead of silver, it's turned a little more orange/pale brown colour.

    Quail One
    [Male] He's covered in poop...
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    Quail Two
    [Female]
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    Quail Three
    [Male]
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    If anyone knows what type of quail these are, I'd appreciate it! As I'd like to breed some more of this colour in the future.
    I thought they were silvers as suggested before in my other thread, but now I'm stumped.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. rollkeeg877

    rollkeeg877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there coturnix quail and i love there colour omg there beautiful
     
  3. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hehe. ^.^
    But I still can't figure out what colour they are, are they like some random colour mix?
     
  4. rollkeeg877

    rollkeeg877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    probably not there like a buff silver kinda colour
     
  5. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buff silver mixed with white, would it be some type of pied?
    I have no idea how I even got these guys. My original quail were just a trio of roux dilute's, and then when we hatched the eggs, BAM, we got three roux dilute's (one male being a strong rusty colour), three browns, three of these silvery guys and two whites (one passing away, so one white).

    Well, the breeder did have a variety of colours to sell, which he placed in his ad. I think that's where the gene's came from.
     
  6. Hm. Not for sure what exactly, but they're gorgeous!
     
  7. Hm. Not for sure what exactly, but they're gorgeous!
     
  8. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Completely agree with the others... beautiful birds! Almost a blue or lavender color!
     
  9. Kylesquails

    Kylesquails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice color's! what were the parents?
     
  10. MrNappy

    MrNappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this the 3rd hatch or still the 2nd?

    Yea, the red under the beak is a little strange. (Joking, it's blood) (THAT'S POOP?!?)

    Where the parents Pharoah, British Range/A & M(Whatever you wanna call/Let's not get into this), what colour were they?

    It could be some mutant gene, like a 1 in couple thousand/billion chance of getting, or some random recessive gene.

    Were the eggs white when you put em in?

    ('Cause my pharoah's lay brown eggs, they only lay white when i help em lay (egg-bound), 'cause colour is the stage that it goes through just before coming out (the egg that is))
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2013

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