Tennessee Red Quails??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Birdman18, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    just wanted to get someone's opinion as to if i do have tennessee red quail chicks in the photos. I wasnt 100% sure.

    Thanks!!


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  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    To Be Honest I Cant Tell From The Pix Here. Are You Familiar With Coturnix Quail? Because From What I Can See They Look Like They Have A Coturnix Type Beak On Them--- More Like A Chicken Beak.... Tenn Reds Are A Variation Of Bob White, They Have A Very Wide Curved Beak, Much Like That Of A Parrot Or Turtle. From What I Can See In The Pix These Look More Chicken Beaked---- Is That Correct? Did You Hatch Them Urself? If So What Color Were The Egg Shells?
     
  3. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh no these eggs were solid white, Bobwhite eggs. Maybe its just the pictures i'll try to get a better picture of them.
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok I Just Cant See The Beak Very Well. Does It Look Like A Bob's Beak? All The Tn Reds I Ever Hatched Had Better Defined Colors As Babies, But That May Be The Pix Or Even The Breeding...
     
  5. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes it does look like a bobwhites beak. There is at least one chick that has medium brown lines running across its body. Are tennessee red chicks a solid dark brown color ? or do you think if i see stripes on them they might not be tennessee reds?

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  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine Were Striped, But The Stripes Were Alternating Red And Chocolate Brown
     
  7. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine just hatched!
    I cant tell much on their color yet but they are lots darker then the Bob's were and mine have dark beaks.
    I am sure they will be fluffier in the morning.
     
  8. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    farrier! :

    Mine just hatched!
    I cant tell much on their color yet but they are lots darker then the Bob's were and mine have dark beaks.
    I am sure they will be fluffier in the morning.

    Good job!
    Good for you !! [​IMG] how many did you have hatch?
    My quail chick's beaks are light brownish do you think they aren't tennessee reds??
    And mine have 2 stripes across their heads.​
     
  9. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are still really dark. I will try to get some pictures today.
    I don't know enough about them to say. From what I am seeing on the internet the "wild" ones seem really dark with dark bills.
     
  10. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    farrier! :

    Mine are still really dark. I will try to get some pictures today.
    I don't know enough about them to say. From what I am seeing on the internet the "wild" ones seem really dark with dark bills.

    Oh ok i'll wait for the pictures. [​IMG]
     

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