Why are my chicks so different

Discussion in 'Quail' started by sweety birds, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. sweety birds

    sweety birds Out Of The Brooder

    recently bought a batch of Northern bob white eggs for my neice and myself to hatch out.

    3 of my nieces chicks have hatched looking very different from the rest of the flock (I have 5 and she has 16 who all look the same)
    very new to hatching out bobs, so forgive me if this is completely normal variation, we were just curious as to whether there might have been other bob variations in our chick flock.[​IMG]

  2. Chris102

    Chris102 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 17, 2014
    Conroe, TX
    Definitely looks like you have a few mutations in the mix! Its been a while since I've bred Bob's, but ill see if I can do some digging and ID the mutations of your chicks.
  3. sweety birds

    sweety birds Out Of The Brooder

    that would be fantastic if you could do that, we are not worried what type they are, as to say they are just "pet" quail,so we're not annoyed or nothing, they nothing for show or breeding or what ever but it would be brill to know what types we have. they were sold as Northen bob whites which I thought was a particular type, but I'm aware that you get Mexican, ten red and such. so it would be lovely to find out x
  4. sweety birds

    sweety birds Out Of The Brooder


    the light chick in the middle of the picture in the original post has now developed a feather on his/her forehead. any clues as to what it is? came out of a white egg as with all the rest 27 in total this is the only one who has this x

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