White chicks?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by stellas mommy, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. stellas mommy

    stellas mommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have quail hatching right now, they are supposed to be Corturnix. So my question is are they always going to stay white/yellow or will they change colors? This is my first batch and I'm so confused. Out of 40 so far, 6 of them are white.

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  2. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coturnix is a breed that has many many colors! If you don't like the white ones, send them to me [​IMG] Good luck on the rest of your hatch! [​IMG]
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Yes, Coturnix is the name of the species, they come in many different colors. You can check out quaillady's website for pictures of several of the different varieties www.stellar-gamebirds.com
     
  4. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    How exciting! Aren't they sweet! Congrats!

    Are these your own eggs, or did you order eggs? If you ordered, did you order a mix of colors?
    As Shelley said, check out Quaillady's site, lots of fun pics!

    I've had them hatching all weekend, and got our first white this morning! I had ordered the Texas A & M which is Jumbo white.

    Keep us posted and more pics!
     
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  5. stellas mommy

    stellas mommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got them from a friend who had only brown ones, so I was really confused. I had no idea they came in so many colors!
     
  6. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Well...all colors came from the original wild pattern brown color! They all taste the same, if that matters!
     
  7. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Always love to see those sweet little babies! [​IMG]
     
  8. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like there was a white one in the line somewhere. :)
    That would be quite the surprise if the person they came from only had brown.

    Hope to see pics!
     
  9. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Although the original color is brown, there is white in those lines [​IMG] sometimes you get odd balls in a hatch a few generations later. Apparently you were the special one that hatched them out [​IMG] great birds nonetheless!
     

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