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Updated Pics of my "golden wonder" chick

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mochicken, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Songster

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I have Tibetans and English Whites and when I got them they were kept in the same cage for a while, I hatched some eggs as a test hatch to make sure they were fertile and got 7 out of 10 babies ( I dropped one that was 14 days into incubation and 2 were yolkers )

    I have a few that might be tuxedo like patters or could be all tibetans, im not sure as this is my first REAL attempt to breed quail other than bobwhites when I was younger.

    I had one chick that was born golden with a light wild pattern, weird considering the "parent" birds were not gold but I do not fully understand the gene pattern of the Coturnix just yet ( if anyone knows of a post I would love to read up on it )

    Here are two pics, one is on the first day of hatching and the next pic is 8 days old, as you can see its staying light and feathering out quite pretty

    Sorry for the crappy second pic, I will attempt more later on and post them.


  2. dt1958

    dt1958 Songster

    Nov 15, 2011
    Down South
    Nice Chick ! I cant wait to hatch my first chick, just put my first 24 cot eggs in the incubator this morning and have more arriving in a few days. I have always had chickens & always wanted to raise some quail. So much to learn as you say about the genetics but i'm willing to give it a go & with all the great folks on this site I dont see any question that cant be answered here !
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Gorgeous colors on that baby! [​IMG]
  4. Chikndinner

    Chikndinner Chirping

    Sep 9, 2010
    Looks like you could call it an Italian Golden.
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Definitely an Italian or Golden. But pretty pretty!!
  6. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Songster

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Oh I love the markings on that baby!
    Can't wait to see it grown!
  7. mochicken

    mochicken Songster

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    So I guess goldens are made by breeding whites with Tibetans?

  8. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Quote:Nope BUT if your Tibetans or whites carry gold than it pops up.
  9. mochicken

    mochicken Songster

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Ahhh gotcha, I have about 30 more eggs in the incubator now, hopefully I can hatch more out with this coloration
  10. bfrancis

    bfrancis Songster

    Mar 30, 2010
    Okmulgee Co, Oklahoma
    There's a chance you could get some from what I sent you....

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