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Tennessee red and mahogany bobwhite...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Trapper Luke, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. Trapper Luke

    Trapper Luke Out Of The Brooder

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    While bored on eBay looking at quail eggs the other day I came across a guy who claimed to be selling "mahogany" bobwhite quail eggs. Ever sense that auction ended I haven't seen anybody selling "mahogany" bobwhite eggs. Are mahogany and the Tennessee red color mutations in bobwhite the same mutation just different names or is there actually a mutation called mahogany?

    Thanks
    Luke
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it's the same.
     
  3. badwhiskey

    badwhiskey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same...I saw that add..they are Tennessee reds
     
  4. Chris102

    Chris102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're Tennessee Reds that have been VERY selectively bred by a guy for many years. To say they're the same is almost undermining (not intentionally) to the work put forth and beauty of these birds. Genotype is the same, but phenotype is not. Not many people can do what this guy has done with a single mutation...a meticulous breeding program, no doubt.
     
  5. badwhiskey

    badwhiskey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just like the dude doing the barred red quail ...tenn red
     

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