What color is this Coturnix chick?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ShayBaby, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. ShayBaby

    ShayBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy all! I'm new to quails and just hatched some Coturnix today (and one 5 days ago, and a few more taking their sweet time in the bator.). I thought hatching chickens was addicting... these little guys are just the cutest little things ever!
    Anyways, so far I have some that hatched out what I assume is the typical pharaoh coloring.
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    2 are whites (A&M, I guess)
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    and one is dark like the pharaohs, but has no stripes down his back like those, the head markings are more solid, and the dark has a definite gingery/cinnamony sheen to it that's hard to capture in photos.
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    Eggs purchased on eBay. Seller says they have these colors:
    "Normals, Tuxedo, Golden, Dark and White/A&M
    A few have a Cinnamon-like Reddish cast in the right light along with a few Light Brown/Fawn."

    So what color would that last little guy be? :)
     
  2. Reedgirl20

    Reedgirl20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say your last chick is a tuxedo
     
  3. ShayBaby

    ShayBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yay! I suspected that myself, but the reddish color was throwing me off. Thanks for the reply!
     
  4. bigrob83

    bigrob83 Out Of The Brooder

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    looks like tuxedo to me
    never know what you will get though they change colors so much as they grow
    hard to explain but I think we managed to breed a new color out of ours lol
    went from tuxedo to a&m white and golds 1st generation
    to a&m whites and golds carrying the tuxedo gene 2nd generation
    produced out our first ever gold/white mix gold bird white wings 3rd generation. still changing its colors as it grows but it should be pretty

    one little bit of advice. personally I think starting your chicks out on paper towel instead of shavings
    will help with leg problems when they are fresh out of the egg
     
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  5. ShayBaby

    ShayBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply! I have two others that I know for sure are tuxedos but this little guy is still so much redder than them. I was thinking maybe a Rosetta type..? But I'll be very happy with just a reddish tuxedo, too!

    Yours sounds beautiful! :)

    I hear conflicting opinions on the paper towel vs shavings thing lol. I usually keep them on paper towel in the incubator for a day or two before putting them in the brooder (those quail babies in the pics were the exceptions to this as they were picking on a special needs sibling I've started a thread about in the Raising Chicks forum). I've raised 60+ (small in comparison to many folks I know) chicks on shavings and haven't had any leg issues yet thankfully. I appreciate advice though, thanks!
     
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