striped chicks

Discussion in 'Quail' started by swheat, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    My Coop
    I had 2 little striped coturnix chicks hatch from the a&m eggs. Is this the normal or wild type variety ?

  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Looks like the standard issue to me. Has the slightly redder eyebrows, i'll call him norm and her norma.
  3. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    That looks like a brown chick to me. It's size is yet to be determined. [​IMG]

    This dominant pattern/color/strain/ happens normally but it's most likely a case of human error.

    Oops....Joe sent out 2 dozen JUMBO WHITES, and mixed up an egg or two.

    The good news is, it's a coturnix. It will breed like a coturnix, and it will taste exactly like a coturnix should you wish to eat in in 8-10+ weeks.
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Swheat, looks like you will have more colors to love!!! [​IMG]
  5. millebantam

    millebantam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2008
    Little Rhody
    Must be too many margaritas today. When I first checked out this thread I thought the title said "Stripper Chicks".............................Oh well....................
  6. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2010
    my house in maryland
    Quote:i got 1 gold and 7 browns from the 1st batch of eggs i ever hatched out.The parent stock was all English Whites....since then i've hatched out some additional, very interesting colors....[​IMG]
    those look like your typical wild color browns to me. I LOVE my SWEET natured browns.
  7. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens


    Margaritas.... now THAT's a great idea...
  8. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    Quote:you are not alone I was kina scared to open this one ROFL
    I am just happy with my daily pirates ration of captain morgan [​IMG]
  9. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    My Coop
    Quote:You should have saved me some of those margaritas ... then I probably would have wrote "stripper chicks".. [​IMG]

    I thought the 2 chicks might be browns but wasn't sure, I missed them at hatch day, I guess they kinda blended with the bobs. I have small batches of coturnix eggs that maybe assorted so I might have some more to go with them. I think they are due 8/14, 8/18 & 8/22.
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2009


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