What Color are These Coturnix? Silver?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Chris102, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. Chris102

    Chris102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm about to pick these guys up and was wondering if anyone could identify the mutation or colors of these quail! This is the only image I have of them. The red arrows are the birds in question and the blue arrow is showing some redish silver pattern on one. The bird in the back cannot be seen clearly, but its beak and head don't look like a white to me. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Chris102

    Chris102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is another photo of the birds.
     
  3. Chris102

    Chris102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not even a guess? I found some on a German site that look very similar, but couldn't get the translation :(

    I'll be picking them up today and will post better pictures.
     
  4. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give a link to the German site, I'll give the translation a shot..
     
  5. Chris102

    Chris102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They may be lavender or maybe porcelain
     
  7. Chris102

    Chris102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input! What are the genetics behind these color mutations? I'm getting them along with three wild colored Coturnix. I've read many different opinions as to the inheritance of the rare mutations.
     
  8. DK newbie

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    The ones I think look most like yours on that site, are called "cinnamon" - 'zimt' in German. There are pictures of Wild Cinnamon and Gold Cinnamon - the gold ones are probably closest to yours. Interestingly, it says that all cinnamons has red eyes as chicks, that disappear when they get older. I remember a post on this forum a couple of weeks ago, with a chick with red eyes, might have to dig that one up and post your link there..
    There are also some called "yellow"(Gelb in German) that looks somewhat like yours, but most of them seem to have a little more color on their beaks.
    It also says that you usually have to do vent sexing of golden cinnamons and yellow ones.
     
  9. Chris102

    Chris102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input! Are the Cinnamon and yellow/gold mutations common in the US? Forgive my ignorance, I'm new to the Coturnix world! I'll post some pictures of them and hopefully that will help solve the mutation mystery.
     
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