What color variant is this little guy?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by peewee, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought eight more quail over the weekend and have been able to identify all but this one. What color do you call this little guy?
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  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Looks like a golden to me.

    Edit: cortunix, if it's a button wait for a 2nd opinion.
     
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  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It's a golden coturnix, aka golden speckled, aka golden manchurian....all the same thing [​IMG] Not a button by any means [​IMG]
     
  4. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks saddina and shelley. I had a feeling it was a golden but could not find a pic that really looked like him. The closest I got was monarcs pic in her sticky. Just wanted to know what kind of girls I need to get for him.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:You can get just about any color girls. Golden is incomplete dominant over just about any color except rosetta. So if you had rosetta hens, most of the chicks would be rosetta, if you have brown hens most would be golden with a few browns, and A&M hens would give you golden chicks. I'm not sure if rosetta and tibetan have the same genetic make-up, so I don't know what colors would come of that.

    But you can get either brown or golden hens to get mostly golden chicks.
     
  6. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty colour! I love the look of goldens!
     
  7. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Quote:I didn't think it was, but I've never seen a button in person so.... [​IMG]
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I didn't think it was, but I've never seen a button in person so.... [​IMG]

    I've never seen a button that color, and I have just about any color button you could imagine! There are some that are similar, but not with those spots. [​IMG]
     
  9. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info Shelley. I was kinda hoping I would have an excuse to go out and buy some more quail [​IMG] but I really do have enough brown girls to go with my little guy.
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Well browns with him will give you about 2 golden chicks for every 3 eggs. So if you want to make sure you have nothing but goldens hatch, you can still get some more. Plus, who needs an excuse? They don't eat much, and are pretty cool! [​IMG]
     

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