Hybrid birds between Northern bobwhite and Masked bobwhite, 2019

I firstly would like to precise that the below-pictured birds were not bred in my aviaries but well bought from another breeder.
They normally should have been pure specimens of the Masked bobwhite (Colinus virginianus ridgwayi) but a quick 5 seconds examination confirmed that there is without any doubt blood of Northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) mixed inside…
I have no idea how much %, F1 or F2? and the exact mating(s) done…



This is a little “head comparison” collage I made of the two pure species and my “hybrid” bird in the middle… I think it helps to understand better!

From left to right: Masked bobwhite, hybrid, Northern bobwhite

It is quite difficult to determine how much % blood of common Northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) is present in the genotype of those hybrid birds but, in my opinion, the breeder crossed more that one time …
I will not try to make the same collage with female heads because the difference is most on the back for hens.

Harlequin quail x European quail hybrids chicks, born June 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.