chinese painted quail..........will a black chick stay black

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chinese painted quail..........will a black chick stay black

Post by rohraen on Wed May 07, 2008 11:26 am

i`ve just hatched some chinese painted quails, and quite a few have hatched pure black.

does anyone know what colour they will be as adults?

sorry to sound a bit thick, but i`m used to japs!

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Post by Suz on Wed May 07, 2008 11:48 am

mmm.... no easy answer to that one. If the eggs included red-breasts might also contain the vadar mutation which stay black as adults, but more than likely they will turn dark brown - the CPQ equivalent of the Jap's range.

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Post by rohraen on Wed May 07, 2008 1:39 pm

will have to wait and see then, some are totally black, some have a bit o`yellow aroung their beaks

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