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 Post subject: Quail chicks!
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 12:28 pm 
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Dapper Duck
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Here is my latest clutch which hatched last week, all fathered by my supermarket egg male.

Feel free to guess what colours they will be, my best guess is:

Bottom left and top right: Italian
Bottom right: Wild type
Middle: Rosetta
Top left: No idea, haven't seen this colour in a chick before. :dontknow


If you need a hint these are the parents:

Male:
https://i.imgur.com/3JTSbOf.jpg

Females:
https://i.imgur.com/0L8IW8u.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/WzrKbKN.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/XFO1g27.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/1bdBpIe.jpg


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 7:00 am 
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Showy Hen
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I still think it's very cool you incubated store eggs and now his producing offspring.

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One of the F1 from my supermarket quail has just started laying :nuts
I've got more babies too but the colours seem to be all the same (wild type)


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 Post subject: Re: Quail chicks!
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 2:09 pm 
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How exciting (eggciting?) Sue.

It is crazy how short the generations are, it's no wonder that quails are popular birds for genetics research.

They are starting to feather out now. That top left one that I wasn't sure about seems to be rosetta, so I guess that would make the middle one tibetan. The middle one does seem darker than the others, and it's growing an interesting white bib. The others seem to be obediently growing into the colours that I said.


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