What is this colour?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by lisameow, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. lisameow

    lisameow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's my little chick that survived. Not sure what the colour is. I thought it was going to be silver but now it has orangey tips. What's this colour meant to be?
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  2. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Not sure what color it is, but it is very beautiful![​IMG]
     
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  3. jojackc

    jojackc Out Of The Brooder

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    What type of quail is it? If its a button I have no idea. If its a coturnix it seems to be too young to know for sure.
     
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  4. lisameow

    lisameow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks:))
     
  5. lisameow

    lisameow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he's a King Quail. I'll post picks when he's bigger:)
     
  6. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd assume it's just his way of showing the rust red male coloring.. Depending on where those feathers are placed. And whether it's actually a male :p Could you get a picture of the whole bird? That would make it easier to guess the color. I hope. I'm thinking along the lines of silver red breasted or something, but combination mutations are tough..
     
  7. lisameow

    lisameow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I'll try get some better pics but it's so difficult to get a still, close up photo of him. I don't know the gender but I just seem to refer to all the babies as that. Not sure why but I think it's because I don't like calling them 'it' lol. The mother who hatched him and the father are both the usual colour but I have a silver female so maybe she laid the egg in the clutch haha. That, or maybe one of them carries the silver genes and its skipped a generation. Can that happen?
     
  8. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both parents need to carry the silver gene for a chick to be silver, but since the silver mutation is recessive that's not impossible at all.
     
  9. lisameow

    lisameow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok. Thanks:)
     
  10. Q QUAIL S

    Q QUAIL S Out Of The Brooder

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    I love [​IMG]your chick, it's the prettist one I have ever seen. But I don't know the color!!!!
     
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