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WHITNEYPLU
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« on: June 28, 2007, 10:37:35 PM »

We color easter chicks (in shell) usually Leghorns and even do Pekin Ducklings. But has anyone ever tried doing that with Cortunix Quial or any other gamebird? We always have extra chicks around that time of year and the ducklings and chicks always sell good for us around here. I have been thinking of trying it out on a couple dozen eggs and see how they do. Also what about White Guienas? I know the lighter color chicks do better but was wondering.
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2007, 11:39:13 PM »

Keep in mind what color of quail you may be considering coloring... some have darker colored down patterns.
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2007, 12:12:42 AM »

I would think the logical choice would be the Texas A&M.  Are they light when hatched, I've never seen one?  Do you make arrangements to collect those that are not wanted after a week, or so?  Sort of an easter chick rental program.
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WHITNEYPLU
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2007, 05:31:48 PM »

I have never thought about the rental chicks aspect of it but sounds pretty neat. The only kick back to that is once the birds leave my site and go to people that are not NPIP certified then they are no longer able to return here for disease purposes. So my suggestion to that would be, Eat them. Also I have seen people that are NPIP that could care less about good husbandery and that makes me shiver just thinking about the condition I have seen peoples birds in. I take the approach if I lived in that cage I would want it clean and so do the birds. But I have seen cages piled 4"  thick with waste fillled with maggots and sow bugs. The smell from there could be smelled 1/2 mile away. You know the diseases in that place run rampant, but somehow she got NPIP certified. Goes to show you that a paycheck beats out pride in what you are doing in alot of people now.
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