There are three African harlequin quail chicks (Coturnix delegorguei) born a little bit late in the breeding season…
Look how the hybrids look like after 2 months, really stunning!
Here a few pictures of two
They were pictured on September 12th, 2019.
Successful hybridization between a pure male of harlequin quail (Coturnix delegorguei) and a pure female of european quail (Coturnix coturnix).
This hybridization was not so easy to achieve because the females of European quail lay few eggs and are often aggressive against their male.
These chicks were born on June 22th, 2019.
Later I will post pictures of them when they will have reached their final size and adult colouration.
I wanted for a long time making this picture,
clearly showing the significant differences between three pure breeds of quail that some breeders have difficulty to differentiate, and that others shamefully cross together …
The pictures were taken on November 4th, 2011.
They are all males.
In the next future, I will try to take the time to make the same photo with three females.