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post #11 of 1449

wow, thanks.

I even learned some new stuff wink

One RIR rooster, and two muscovy ducks
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One RIR rooster, and two muscovy ducks
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post #12 of 1449

thanks for all the info. do they need nests to lay in?

I'm sorry, my crystal ball has went black
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post #13 of 1449

No, they just lay were they may.

One RIR rooster, and two muscovy ducks
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One RIR rooster, and two muscovy ducks
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post #14 of 1449

so just in a cage with nothing, no nest, no roosts just food and water? sounds easy enough.

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post #15 of 1449

I swear mine have been laying more than one a day. It's weird. I collected two eggs this morning that were not in the cage when I went to bed last night. I've collected 4 more during the day. I only have 4 females. This doesn't happen everyday. Weird!

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post #16 of 1449

WOW

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post #17 of 1449
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by seedcorn 

Is there such a thing as blue breasted?  Googled images and they showed one.  So does it exist.......if so and doesn't cost the price of new house, I gotta own some......


If there was, i'd sure gotta have em too!

However, nope sorry, not that I or any breeder I discuss genetics with (on coturnix) knows of. There is a blue breasted Button quail aka Chinese Painted Quail. They are very pretty.


I searched in google "blue breasted coturnix quail" and guess what came up...nothing but blue breasted button quail which are not coturnix quails. smile

This is the first image that came up: http://www.birding.in/images/Birds/blue_breasted_quail.jpg

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not even a blue breasted button quail either, it's a wild colored male.

This is a blue faced button quail: http://www.zebrafinch.com/NewButtonquail/Quail%20Pictures/BLUEFACE.JPG

It's
hard to trust Google image esp on buttons and coturnix quails as so many people raise both of these birds and know nothing about them and just put info online that they assume is correct. smile I raise both buttons and coturnix and talk to breeders of both who have been breeding for decades so it's safe to say that yep theres no blue breasted coturnix but there is indeed blue breasted button quail. smile


Edited by monarc23 - 11/4/08 at 7:03pm
going to be a mama
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post #18 of 1449
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Originally Posted by what was i thinking 

so just in a cage with nothing, no nest, no roosts just food and water? sounds easy enough.


pretty much! smile Ofcourse their cage needs a shelter area (unless the whole cage is sheltered). Like I have mine in a rabbit hutch right now, theres a area that they can walk into that's completely sheltered kind of like a dog box area....then the outdoor area that's covered in wire, walls ceiling and walls are wire. I then have the whole hutch covered in a heavy duty tarp---for the winter...will come off in the spring/summer weather permitting. smile Then they'll just have their dog box like shelter to go into. smile

They are very simple to care for anyone who says otherwise is doing something wrong somehow. smile

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post #19 of 1449

I have a pic of some baby A&M's for ya!

http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq337/shelleyd2008/PICT0100.jpg

They are about 3 days old here, with their 3 day old button buddy!!
As for size comparison, that is a lid to a cake frosting container that their food is in, and the waterer is an X-small gladware bowl!! Plus a BK kids' meal toy!


Edited by shelleyd2008 - 11/4/08 at 7:02pm
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post #20 of 1449

OK, explain to me difference between Buttons and coturnix.  Have to look for blue breasted buttons I guess.

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