What breed are these?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mberry222, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. mberry222

    mberry222 In the Brooder

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    I have never had quail before and was given some hatching eggs. I was only told that some of the eggs that were marked came from pied birds. I don't know if you can tell the breed at a young age. A few of the birds are lighter in color and smaller. Thanks for any help. [​IMG]

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  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    The kinda look like pheasants? [​IMG]
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    Bob White Chicks--- No Doubt About It [​IMG]
     
  4. mberry222

    mberry222 In the Brooder

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    So what about the lighter color and smaller chicks? Are they bob white as well? At what age can they be sexed? Thanks for the quick reply!
     
  5. huntercf

    huntercf Songster

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    Bobwhites, I just hatched some last week and they look exactly the same. Were the eggs white? If so they are bobwhites.
     
  6. mberry222

    mberry222 In the Brooder

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    Quote:yes all of the eggs where white.
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    Yeppers Thems Bobs --- They Can Be Color Sexed At About 12-14 Wks Old Once They Transition From Juvenile Feathering To Adult Feathering. Males Have Dark Brown And White Striped Heads, Females Tan And Brown Striped Heads.
     
  8. huntercf

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    Quote:yes all of the eggs where white.

    Now you know for sure, bobwhites. Coturnix eggs are tan with brown spots, Gambels and Blue scale are cream with tan/brown spots. Enjoy them they are beautiful birds.
     

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