What variety of cortunix do I have?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by RiverOtter, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!
    I've gotten lots of great info from all the forums here and finally had to join so I could ask what color variety of cortunix do I have?
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    I've been wanting quail for quite a while and a fellow had these at a swap meet. They are just so pretty so here they are! There is a sad lack of pictures of the different varieties online. I'd love to know what this color is called and how it is inherited. And if anyone knows a site with photos of all the varieties I'd love a link.
    Thank you quail gurus!!
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Those are goldens [​IMG] (aka golden speckled, golden manchurian, etc. etc.)

    ETA: Golden is dominant over most all other colors. If you breed golden to brown, 1 of 3 chicks will be brown. I believe it's rosetta that is dominant over golden, but other than that, if you breed golden to anything else, chances are you'll get goldens. There is a hatchery that has pics of quite a few different varieties, let me see if I can remember which. I think stromberg's?? But not sure. brb

    ETA: Yep, it was stromberg's. http://www.strombergschickens.com/stock/button_quail.php

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    don't have pics of all the different varieties, but this is most of them. The only others I know of in this country are cinnamons and reds, they don't have those, and I don't have pics of mine [​IMG]
     
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  3. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woot! Thanks![​IMG]

    Great, I'm glad it's a dominant color. That is the whole of my current quail flock (5) and I wanted to get some Jumbos or big A&Ms as well, since hatching eggs of those seem pretty easy to find.
    But these are just so very pretty. I really love them.
     
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  4. quailgal

    quailgal Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering, does the person who sold them to you have a web address? They are good looking quail and I might like to get some:)
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Fyi Some Folks Also Call Them "italians" Or Italian Coturnix. Nice Looking Birds!
     
  6. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry, was offline for a couple of days.
    I got them at a meet, in Southern MO, near the AR border. Are you anywhere near? It is once a month and if I see the fellow again, I'll be sure to get his info for you. I only got 5 to see if I enjoy having quail and I wish I'd gotten more!
    I think I have 3 females and 2 males and I think that the 2 very clear golden colored ones are a pair. I've heard the females call, but not the males, but 2 are noticeably smaller and act different. Fellow said they should start laying in a couple of weeks from when I got them, so I'd be happy to send you some eggs when I get some. They are under lights so I'm hoping they lay well. LOL, which I'm hoping means 3 eggs a day from my 3 ?girls?
    I'm hinting for DH to get me some Jumbo quail eggs for my B-day, since this is a dominant color, I'm hoping I can cross them.
     

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