Comparison between Chinese painted quail chicks : US Red-breasted and US Red-breasted “Fallow”

April 28th, 2013.
A good picture is sometimes better than much explanations !
See how the “Fallow” mutation works : dilution of the color of the feathers but also of the eyes that becomes pink.
It is for this reason that the American name of this mutation is “Pink eyed dilute“.