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November 08, 2015, 03:33:54 AM
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Peacerose

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Back in the summer I got some fawn bobwhite eggs from ebay.  Six chicks hatched -- 4 fawn, 1 Mexican speckle, 1 red.  They are about 12 weeks.  One of the fawn died recently.  The remaining birds are probably 2 roos and 1 hen.  They live with their brood mates and 2 older Mexican speckle roos.

Clockwise from upper left:  Fawn (roo), Mexican Speckle, Fawn (roo), Mexican speckle, Fawn (hen)


The top headstripe of the young Fawns is greyish-brown.  Black on Mexican Speckle.  Eye stripe of Fawn roo is darker, nearly black.  Overall body color of a Fawn is like a light Mexican Speckle with lighter  spots.

Clockwise from upper left:  Red (almost invisible), Fawn (roo), Mexican Speckle (roo?), Fawn (hen), Fawn (roo), Mexican Speckle (roo), Mexican Speckle (roo).
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November 08, 2015, 03:43:41 PM
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LittleBit

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They are such cute little birds! I love the fawn! One day I'll get to the place to have some  sunny

November 09, 2015, 12:55:59 AM
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Peacerose

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The bobwhites are very fun.  I can't wait till you hatch your first bobwhite.  You will lose you mind over the cuteness!   lol