What Gender and Color is my Quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CoturnixKid, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. CoturnixKid

    CoturnixKid Out Of The Brooder

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    Hatched this baby out of a mixed utility batch I ordered online. I can sex regular wildtype coturnix, but this one has me a bit confused. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you very much :)
     
  2. nikirushka

    nikirushka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like a roux (fawn, dilute wild type). Sexing is the same as for the wilds, just paler - same reddish colouration without chest spots for the boys, and no red and spots for the girls. Looks like a hen to me.
     
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  3. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh cool :) I'm not familiar with the color but it looks like a paler version of a pharaoh female to me! I can see spots on her chest :D
     
  4. CoturnixKid

    CoturnixKid Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you both! I really was hoping she was a hen. She's pretty and it would be a shame to lose her.
     
  5. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep looks just like my Roux. I have two hens like this. Unfortunately, from what I have discovered, the color is recessive so with the males I have I can't get more of this color.
    Here's a picture of one of mine. She was being very wiggly and uncooperative but you can see her coloring and spots.
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  6. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to see this post. I have two in the brooder at a week old that are likely this color. Too light to be pharaoh, too dark to be golden. I have all three to compare side-by-side.
     
  7. nikirushka

    nikirushka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's interesting eHuman - I have one like that that I'm wondering about, I posted about it a day or two ago. Too light for pharoah, too dark for golden. I'm really hoping it is a roux - I had one hen but lost her in July to a head injury and I've been unable to find another.

    Do you have a picture of your chicks? It would be interesting to see what yours look like.
     
  8. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll see if I can get one for you later today with all three colors side-by-side.
     
  9. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture of mine as chicks. You can see one of the Roux chicks on the top right and one in the middle. The others are Pharaoh and Italian.

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  10. nikirushka

    nikirushka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that definitely is interesting! Thank you for that. They really look like my mystery chick. These are my two little guys:

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