What color are these quail called?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ladyfarmer10, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. ladyfarmer10

    ladyfarmer10 In the Brooder

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  2. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

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    I call them pied when there is that much color in them but I am still learning LOL
     
  3. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing 9 Years

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    Could they be English Quail?? I just bought some eggs that look like that. Not the eggs, but the quail were called ENglish quail.
     
  4. Texas A & M (White Pharaoh/Coturnix) Quail
     
  5. peewee

    peewee Songster

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    Those are English Whites.
     
  6. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    I agree TX A&M
     
  7. apc

    apc Songster

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    Could be texas a&m or english. Only difference is texas are bigger than the english. [​IMG]
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    They Are English Whites In Color. The Texas A&m Was A Genetically Engineered Strain That Is The Same Color.... The Size Difference Was A Tiny Part Of The Engineering, There's A Lil More To It Than That.... Now We Have Jumbo English Whites Just As With Most Colors. Unfortunately The Only Way To Be Sure If Regular English White Or A&m Is To Test Them.... And They Wont Survive The Test [​IMG]

    Problem Is We Here In This Country Are Kinda Lazy.... We Learn A Color Name And Use It Even If Incorrect. There Are Many Cases Of This In The Quail World--- English White Vs A&m, Pharoah Vs Brown, Etc... It Can All Be A Lil Confusing At 1st.

    A&m Is A Genetic Strain, English White Is The Color Patern

    Pharoah Was A Size, Brown Is The Color Patern
     
  9. ladyfarmer10

    ladyfarmer10 In the Brooder

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    Thanks everyone for the replies.
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    English white. A&M is a breed, not a color, that does look like that. However, A&M are supposed to be up to a pound live-weight and have white breast meat. Many people have english whites and sell them as A&M's; it is my understanding that true A&M's no longer exist, due to too much cross-breeding with 'normal' coturnix.
     

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