What colour is this Coturnix?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by leahthor, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. leahthor

    leahthor Chirping

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    So I went and picked up a few more birds and this girl has me confused. She has the markings similar to an Italian Gold but she isn't gold, she's white and a very pale grey colour (much lighter in real life than in the picture). What colour would you call her? I should mention that she is so light its almost an off white colour.

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    This second photo is just cause I love her! She too is much lighter in colour than in the photo.
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  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    The first one would be silver pied. The second bleu.
     
  3. leahthor

    leahthor Chirping

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    Thanks! So that's what a silver looks like, cool! The fellow I bought them off was having problems hatching out his silvers so I was only able to get those 2 and both are females. He said to get the bleu he breeds them to a wildtype. But what would you breed the silver pied to to get more like her?

    From you help last time I thought the second one was a bleu but its good to have confirmation.
     
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  4. peewee

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    I REALLY wish those were here. Those are the ones that I have been wanting for years!! Very beautiful birds!!
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Quote:The silver color is extremely lethal. The hens only show the color, the males will be white in color. I will get into this in the morn as I am drifting off to sleep [​IMG]
     
  6. leahthor

    leahthor Chirping

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    That would be great, thanks for your help.
     

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