This male is thought to be an elusive triple mutation combining silver, cinnamon and blueface.

The Elusive Smoky Button Quail

Pair #1 produced some beautiful chicks. They also produced a male of a color that I have not seen in person before. I believe the color is likely “Smoky”.  Smoky is a combination of 3 mutations: blueface, cinnamon and silver.  The best way I can describe this fellow is to say he is lighter than a slate button quail with a cinnamon overtone. I do not have the “ideal” mate for him to try and get more of this color currently. So for now, he will be paired with either a single factor or double factor slate female (both  hens are offspring of pair #3 and it is unknown whether either bird carries cinnamon). The other bird in these photos is slate in color.

This male is thought to be an elusive triple mutation combining silver, cinnamon and blueface.
This male (far right) is thought to be an elusive triple mutation combining silver, cinnamon and blueface.
This male is thought to be an elusive triple mutation combining silver, cinnamon and blueface.
This male (front) is thought to be an elusive triple mutation combining silver, cinnamon and blueface.
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