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April 30, 2017, 10:01:53 AM
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Peacerose

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It's about time someone around here hatched some coturnix chicks!  I was sure that my birds might be too old, so this was pretty exciting.  There are 16 pharaohs and 7 Italians.





April 30, 2017, 10:33:45 AM
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The Italian chick at the center bottom of the first picture is a "Roux Italian".   They are made by crossing a male roux (fawn) with Italian hens.  The chicks of this match will have the beautiful golden background with red/tan markings.  No black at all.  The adult hens will have the golden background with tan spots.  The adult roos have golden background with red spots and lots of red on the face.  But you're still not done.  To lock down the color, take the new roux Italian hens and breed them to a roux roo.   

May 01, 2017, 07:36:00 AM
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So cute  love01 Ok........now I understand about the roux.......... hit the fan

May 01, 2017, 07:49:55 AM
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They are cute little shits..... I'm glad you're still working with coturnix Dawn.... I get nostalgic for them once and a while.... then I remember how the little bastards stink and that goes away!!!  roflmao

May 01, 2017, 11:18:01 AM
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I don't ever want to be without a few coturnix.    heart  Right now I'm keeping Pharaohs, Italians, and Roux Italians - about 24 birds total. 

May 14, 2017, 01:40:47 PM
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More! More! More!  Another good hatch of coturnix - 19 pharaoh, 6 Italians, 1 roux, 1 white  eek and 3 little African Harlequin quail.  Don't know what to make of the white chick.  Maybe one of my pharaohs is a split?  In the pictures you can find the African Harlequins because their back stripes are more narrow, they are a medium brown and smaller.





May 18, 2017, 02:04:44 PM
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Wow Dawn! Thank you for showing all the cuteness you're hatching.  I don't even feel bad about not being able to hatch anymore.  You have enough for both of us! You are doing so good!  hi5