F1-bird at 45 days of age produced by the crossing of a ‘Sparkley’ mutant male of Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) with a female of Harlequin quail (Coturnix delegorguei). Incredible bird. I think a first, see the pictures below! Objective is trying to bring the ‘Sparkley’ gene by transmutation into the African harlequin quail. The first F2 will probably be produced at the end of 2019 with this bird that will be paired with 2 years old pure females of African harlequin quails.
I don’t so often share pictures of variegated birds (except for Tuxedo’s) because I try to keep my bloodlines free of variegated/patched birds. These two males appeared a little bit accidentally, I think because of an inappropriate crossing… I certainly will eliminate them from further breeding purposes. Nevertheless, I wanted to share those few pictures with you because they are particular birds. The pictures were taken on September 22th, 2019.
The bird above pictured is a US Red-breasted ivory female, born in 2019. Ivory is the terminology used to describe the combination of the brown (cinnamon) and the silver. They are in facts three recessive mutations combined together on the same phenotype.