The Ultimate Comprehensive Coturnix Color Guide

Discussion in 'Quail' started by syble, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As discussed in many other threads there are many names for colors and some colors are more common then other, so lets make a one stop location for quick color ID, Any help would be great, be civil with each other, and credit will be given to all posters. As we update it i will collect them to the first post to make it simple

    Wild/Pharaoh/Brown
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    Classic wild pattern in shades of brown and beige, able to be visually sexed, males have redish/salmon colored breasts, females have pale breast with spots.



    Wild/Pharaoh/Brown Tuxedo
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    Classic wild pattern with typical tuxedo pied pattern (depending on how god the tux is, it makes visibly sexing difficult or impossible)



    Golden Speckled Italian
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    Classic Wild Pattern In gold and redish tones. Can be feather sexed. Males have brown face markings and clear breasts, backs are heavily spotted with red and white. Females have black face markings, spotted breast and heavily spotted with black.



    Golden Speckled Italian Tuxedo
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    Plumage the same as regular Golden Speckled Italians with a classic Tuxedo pied pattern.



    Golden Manchurian
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    Male(left) Female (Right)

    This golden variety is much harder to feather sex. Males tend to be overall a deeper reddish buff overall and have brown face markings, They lack any spots, but may have under feather color and a bit of dark in flights. Females LACK breast spotting, and can be completely void of back spots, or have very few, facial markings are black.



    Autumn Amber
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    AA pictured right compared to Italian speckled(left) both hens

    Diluted version of the Italian speckled with the majority of the black being replaced by amber red. Photo Courtesy of Stellar Gamebirds



    Black Barred Italian
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    Golden base with very strong black barring. Photo courtesy of James Marie.



    Australian Redhead
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    These fawned Goldens have males with solid Chestnut Red Faces. Photo Courtesy of Stellar Gamebirds



    Rosettas
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    Cannot be feather sexed. Both sexes have chestnut reddish brown bodies with black and brown barring/splashing throughout.



    Rosetta Tuxedo
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    Cannot be feather sexed feathers are splashed and striped with chestnut reddish brown, black and beige with a typical tuxedo pied pattern



    Tibetan


    Darker and clearer then rosettas. Dark brown with hints of red. Cannot be feather sexed.



    Tibetan Tuxedo
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    Cannot be feather sexed. Darker then rosettas, various shades of dark brown with hints of reddish brown with a classic tuxedo pied pattern.



    Barred
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    Barred(top) Barred(left) vs Typical Rosetta(right)

    Barred are a Varriation of rosetta classified by strong grey barring over a tawny grey/brown/chestnut body. Cannot be feather sexed.



    American Pharaoh
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    Slightly dimorphic, males have clearer faces, females are darker faced and have more black on breasts. Photo courtesy of James Marie

    Silver/Cream
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    Cannot be feather sexed. Pale silver grey with cream under tones.



    Blue
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    Cannot be feather sexed. Solid steel blue grey with beige markings throughout.



    Charcoal
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    Cannot be feather sexed, Solid Tawny grey/brown.



    Red Range
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    Chocolate Red overall body color with blue grey undertones. Photo courtesy of Stellar Gamebirds



    Scarlet
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    Blueish grey overall body base with russet red outer edges. Photo courtesy of Stellar Gamebirds



    Roux Dillute
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    Overall diluted version of the classic pharaoh pattern. Photo courtesy of Stellar Gamebirds



    Roux Tuxedo
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    Classix roux coloring with a tuxedo pattern. Photo courtesy of James Marie.



    Texas A&M White
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    Large meat class line of quail, not feather sexable. Photo courtesy of James Marie.
     
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  2. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New Additions, we are up to 17 colors of coturnix now! keep em coming!
     
  3. marilyn1

    marilyn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All s[​IMG]o beautiful!
     
  4. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its nice to see so many colors. when i first got interested in quail, i wanted buttons because they came in so many colors, until i started breeding them i had no idea the range on coturnix! and they're winter hardy!
     
  5. James Marie

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    Roux - "Roux Tuxedo" line

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    English White - "Texas A & M" JMF/line


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    Pharaoh - "American Pharaoh" line


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    Italian - "Black Barred Italian" line
     
  6. James Marie

    James Marie Out Of The Brooder

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    Pharaoh - "American Pharaoh" line .....Hen plumage





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    Tibetan Tuxedo
     
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    very nice colours indeed!
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    my silver/white hen.
     
  8. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    up to 20 different varieties of coturnix thats awesome!
     
  9. i will get a better photo in the next few days and post, cheers sam
     
  10. animalsrock123

    animalsrock123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for posting! Beautiful pics!
     

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