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I'm confused about button quail colors

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What confuses me specifically is the difference between red breasted and blue face red breasted. One of my hens looks like a regular red breasted. I also have a hen and roo that look like blue face red breasteds. Do blue face red breasted buttons carry the blue face gene? What does a male regular red breasted look like, or is it just a wild colored male with extra red on him? All help is appreciated!
post #2 of 9

Hi there

 

A red breasted roo is just that - a regular looking roo where the red color extends to the breast and possibly a bit further than usual in other directions as well. You can see a picture of one here:

http://featheredobsessions.com/CBBQ_-_RED_BREASTED.php

That one lacks some of the white markings around the face, but I don't think that is caused by influence of the blue face gene. It seems that many red breasted males look like that, but I have seen pictures of some I believe to be red breasted, with normal head markings too.

post #3 of 9
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Alright. I will try and post pictures of my quail. Thanks for responding!


I'll post a picture of my roo when i get a good current pic.
post #4 of 9
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Never mind that, I was able to open up the picture you posted and saw that it looks exactly like Tango(my roo)
post #5 of 9

Very interestingly looking hens! The top one does seem to have red breasted markings, no blue face, but its color seems to be very light. I don't see anything red breasted in the second one, but I don't know what to call her color.. 

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Here are the pictures I took today. Kilo had a pretty bad boink a while ago but is mostly healed.

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Okay, I guess what I'm really asking is, what would the male version of X-Ray look like? Kilo and Tango looked similar as babies, so I know that they are both the same color, whatever it is called (red breasted, golden red breasted, black or blue face red breasted, darth vader...). But X-Ray became a mommy - Tango is daddy - and has two chicks that look like her (with possibly a few more coming along soon) and I want to know what the males will look like. I have a good idea of what the colors of the ones that look like their dad Tango and their aunt Kilo, when they were chicks, will look like. As a reminder here are the quails' colors:

tn_240_a4ca262c22ed0d94226311ad42f2490a.JPG.png(from:CBBQ - RED BREASTED, thanks DK newbie!)

X-Ray mommy, twins look like mini her. Kilo auntie, one twin looks like mini her. Tango daddy color, one twin looks like mini him.

Hold up... are X-Ray and Kilo the same color, just a different variation??? And that would mean that the males are the same for both colors? If that is true... MIND BLOWN! 

I can't get ahead of myself yet hehe. 

All help appreciated!

post #8 of 9

Tango is normal red-breasted. Kil looks to be a light version of red-breast as well. X Ray is either a golden pearl or normal hen. If I could see a close up of her feather pattern I could tell for sure. :)

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So they are different versions of the same color... woah... good to know! Can golden pearl chicks look like red breasted chicks? X-Ray had a very dark head and back, with a bit of yellow on her belly and chin. pair6chicks3.jpg (800×600) she looked a bit like these babies, but with a few feathers coming in and a lot darker. Dont golden pearl chicks look golden with black stripes going down their backs?

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