What breed are these?

learycow

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So I ordered some quail eggs to hatch out. I was told they were all Texas A&M quail, but I don't think that's what I got!
I only got 7 to hatch, and I think only one is an A&M. Do you know what breeds these others are?
I have 1 white one (with a black spot on it's head), 1 black and white pied, 1 brown and white pied, and 4 that are brown and speckled.
Here are some pics
 

Kevin565

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No Idea on the breed but you have some beautiful quail
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Eyeheartquail

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You got scammed
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They are Coturnix quail but the colors look to be brown, white, and tuxedo
 
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Mibotsu

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pic 1 is a white(could be A&M size) and a wild type
pic2 is a dark range tux
pic 3looks to be a red range tux, will have to wait and see.
pic 4 is a wild color

those tux look like they will look nice
 
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bfrancis

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You do have some good looking chicks, sorry you got taken by a very unscrupulous supplier of quail eggs and apparently snake oil. Although true, some colors will not breed true, white quail will, regardless of A&M or English White. White IS the recessive gene.

If you would like a dozen A&M eggs this spring PM me...I hate it when con artist take advantage of folks, it gives reputable breeders a bad name.
 

The Critter Place

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If the white chick was a texas a&m wouldn't it already look larger than the brown?

Not the ones I've hatched.

My last hatch of A & M's , Rosetta and Tibettan were all about the same. I think it's more of a growth down the road that starts to show the difference.
And with my Jumbo brown mixed in the hatch, I really didn't see much diff. between them and the others.

They are similar to the Jumbo brown in a sense , that the size has to be continually worked on too. Just because you order a Texas A & M, doesn't mean it's going to be a large bird unless the breeder is working towards that goal.
 

learycow

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Thanks everyone. This is my first time with quail, and though I am disappointed I didn't get what I paid for, at least I got a nice variety :)
As with other poultry, I'm sure they can change as they grow. Like you said, some breeds are larger when fully grown. I will be sure to post pics as they grow. That way you quail experts can tell me what I have :) They are strictly for pets, and eggs for eating (at least I will try them!). So breed and quality don't really matter to me. I am not going to breed them and sell any.
I will definitely keep you guys in mind though if I decide to buy eggs again. I would much rather pay a breeder through BYC anyways :)
 

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