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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:40 pm 
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I have some new quail - they are an off white colour with a dark spot at the back of their head and a larger one low down their back near the tail - They seem to be about the size of the jap quail of a friend. I was told they are king quail -but I really dont know - and I am sure that someone on BYP will be able to help.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:12 pm 
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Do you have some pics?? :)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:24 pm 
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sorry that would have been helpful - I will post tomorrow!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:27 pm 
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King (also called button or chinese painted) quail are a lot smaller than Jap quail. Pics would be helpful.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:06 am 
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Chances are if they are the size of your friends jap quail.... they are jap quails. King quails are only about the size of a 2 week old jap baby.

I have some whites with brown spots on the back of the head and a few get body patches as well. If they are the same age then the larger of the 2 would be the female.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:26 am 
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I cant work out how to put the photos up here :? - I am not very techno :ugeek: and the teenagers are still asleep!!!- i put them in the gallery under "what is this" - so maybe that is helpful??
I will keep reading and try to work out what I am doing wrong :help:
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Female quail
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Male quail
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Here they are Tanya :D

Well done on getting your photos into the Gallery. :D

To then get them into your post click on the image and copy the contents from either of 2 codes that are directly under each photo: Linked Thumbnail or Linked Image (I used the image one).

Relevant instructions: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=7955103


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:22 am 
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Yes they are Japanese quail

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:53 pm 
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Thanks for your technical help
and for the help identifying the quail - do they call these any particular colour?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:26 pm 
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stuart wrote:
Yes they are Japanese quail

yep i agree with you stuart they are japs


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:33 pm 
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I'd say they are 'fawn' but I'm no expert - that's what I called mine that were that colour - there a lots of different colours - see http://www.poultry.allotment.org.uk/Poultry/Keeping_Quail/quail-coturnix-color.php

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:22 pm 
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I think they are just whites (dirty as a result of a dirt floor) Below is a clean white(well sorta :lol: )
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dont they come in a cinnamon colour? or am i confusing them with something else? :D


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King quail come in a cinnimon mutation

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:28 am 
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Thank you all your info is most helpful. Now if I can incubate the eggs I will wait to see if they come out clean white - hubby is keen to wash one - but what he really means is you wash one and show me what it looks like :lol: - but I like the current colour :lol: so I am happy to wait!!
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but what he really means is you wash one and show me what it looks like :lol:


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