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Button Quail color chart and Identification.

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Hi,

I've been looking for a good button quail color chart with photos and a good detailed description so that I can determine the correct colors of what I have. I've had button quail in my aviaries for about two years now but only recently have been getting more into breeding and raising them.

My problem is in trying to ID the color variations accurately. I did find a a couple of charts, but many of them are still hard to ID as they look so much alike. An accurate detailed description along with the photo would be great.

I was thinking, since I can't find what I'm looking for, maybe I'll make make my own. However, first I need to be able to identify the colors accurately, and obviously, I'm not going to have all the colors that are available.

So here's what I was hoping. If any of you raise button quail and are experts at color ID, would you be willing to send me pictures and detailed descriptions of what you have? I will create a detailed color chart and when complete I will post a link to it here so everyone can benefit from it.

I would be forever grateful for help in identifying my button colors and would more than happy to share what I learn.

Thanks,

Deb

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I Like this site, as it has Chick ID and Adult Coror ID!

http://button-quail.tripod.com/chickid.html

Married to my wonderful Hubby Bill, and we just welcomed a handsom son, Luke on May 13th 2011.
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post #3 of 16
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Thank you K,

I did find that site and it helped. I would like to see a bit more detail on how to tell them apart though as some of them look a lot alike.

By those pictures, my Buttons that I've been calling cinnamon are actually caramel. But it says caramels are rare so I don't know how I could have gotten them. My first buttons were all ordered as eggs off ebay as a mix of colors so I really don't know what I have.

I have one that hatched a few weeks ago and I've not been able to find a picture of another one like it, so I'm curious as to what it would be called. I have a chick that I think might be what they call Darth Vader. It looks similar to the photo, but I would like a detailed description along with the photo to help me make sure.

This is why I'd like to make a chart. I haven't been able to find one that's very detailed.

If there are any button color experts here, would I be able to post a picture here of what I have and get it identified?

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Originally Posted by kelseygirl707 

I Like this site, as it has Chick ID and Adult Coror ID!

http://button-quail.tripod.com/chickid.html


By the way, this site was created by a 15 year old girl and she was doing an excellent job. The best I've found so far.

Unfortunately she passed away on January 15th of this year. So the site won't be updated. sad

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Originally Posted by kelseygirl707 

I Like this site, as it has Chick ID and Adult Coror ID!

http://button-quail.tripod.com/chickid.html


By the way, this site was created by a 15 year old girl and she was doing an excellent job. The best I've found so far.

Unfortunately she passed away on January 15th of this year. So the site won't be updated. sad


OMG sadhit that's HORRIBLE! sad I didnt expect to read that... sad OMG...i knew her... well not knew her... but I was going to work on projects with her... I thought her name was Nicole (like mine) but now I remember after seeing that it was Natasha. I can't wrap my brain around how she was here and now she's not.... sad She posted al ot on buttonquail usa sad



off topic but incase you havent...

zebra finchs website is the best I know of, he's the one who imported and produced most of the birds you see today (button quails).

www.zebrafinch.com


Edited by monarc23 - 5/12/09 at 5:05pm
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post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by frogsong 
Quote:
Originally Posted by kelseygirl707 

I Like this site, as it has Chick ID and Adult Coror ID!

http://button-quail.tripod.com/chickid.html


By the way, this site was created by a 15 year old girl and she was doing an excellent job. The best I've found so far.

Unfortunately she passed away on January 15th of this year. So the site won't be updated. sad


Aww, How sad...

Here is some BYCERS that may be able to help you, I can't help as I am just now incubating my first set of Buttons.

Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain

Strike

KellyHM

millebantam

shelleyd2008

rizq

rinnith

Good Luck, I look forward to the final Project!

Married to my wonderful Hubby Bill, and we just welcomed a handsom son, Luke on May 13th 2011.
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Married to my wonderful Hubby Bill, and we just welcomed a handsom son, Luke on May 13th 2011.
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by monarc23 
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Originally Posted by frogsong 
Quote:
Originally Posted by kelseygirl707 

I Like this site, as it has Chick ID and Adult Coror ID!

http://button-quail.tripod.com/chickid.html


By the way, this site was created by a 15 year old girl and she was doing an excellent job. The best I've found so far.

Unfortunately she passed away on January 15th of this year. So the site won't be updated. sad


OMG sadhit that's HORRIBLE! sad I didnt expect to read that... sad OMG...i knew her... well not knew her... but I was going to work on projects with her... I thought her name was Nicole (like mine) but now I remember after seeing that it was Natasha. I can't wrap my brain around how she was here and now she's not.... sad She posted al ot on buttonquail usa sad



off topic but incase you havent...

zebra finchs website is the best I know of, he's the one who imported and produced most of the birds you see today (button quails).

www.zebrafinch.com


Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry that you didn't know and had to hear it this way. sad She seemed to really adore her little buttons. It's always so sad to hear about someone so young passing.

I've been to the zebra finch site too. He has an excellent chart on identification of newly hatched chicks. But I couldn't find a chart on adult colors and identification. I did email him and asked him if he might be putting one together in the future. I haven't heard back yet.

I've also been to ButtonquailUSA. They have a link to a color ID chart, unfortunately most of the site and links say under construction. So if they have a chart, they haven't put it up yet.

post #8 of 16

Wow, 15?  That is too young.

On a lighter note related to her sight, apparently my two buttons I hatched back in janurary are the "rare" caramel type?  Never had eggs, but it is funny, because whenever my wife tries to wisecrack at me, they go ha ha ha reaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllly loud.  Drives my dog crazy, because these guys live inside as lil pets smile

post #9 of 16

http://zebrafinch.com/NewButtonquail/Quail_Chicks.html

I've
been thinking about putting something together, with pics of their backs and from the side to get a better idea. Then have a link to what they'll look like as "teens" and as adults.

post #10 of 16

What winter time temps are acceptable to adult button quail if they are out of the rain and wind?

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