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Leg bands for Button Quails?

post #1 of 9
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Hey, im just wondering if anyone has leg bands on their buttons?
Im thinking about banding mine to help ID who is who, but im not sure what size to use.. any suggestions?
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Currently at the Zoo:2x Dogs,2x Cats,30x mixed breed Chooks,17x Ducks,2x Horses,1xFish,13x Button Quails, + More Eggs Hatching Soon!!

"You're like one of those lab rats that pushes the pleasure button instead of the food button until it dies."
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post #2 of 9

I have been putting bands on the boys for culling.
Not sure of size
they come in 5,6,7,8, so on
I bought the next to the smalliest.
I have A&M they are now 8 weeks old and still have them on.
Are bottons smaller than A&M?

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post #3 of 9

When I got my Buttons, two of the males were banded with those colorful tiny zipties.

post #4 of 9

You can get legs bands from the nfss

http://www.nfss.org/bands/index.html


Button Quail need XB.  Button quail are so low to the ground you need to be careful of bandind. Flight cage birds do good banded because they don't have as much chance of debris getting caught but buttons can get debris caught easily and cause infections if not removed.

post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Yvonne37894 

I have been putting bands on the boys for culling.
Not sure of size
they come in 5,6,7,8, so on
I bought the next to the smalliest.
I have A&M they are now 8 weeks old and still have them on.
Are bottons smaller than A&M?


Button Quail are much tinier than A&M or any other Coturnix. They would be of no value whatsoever for eating.
They are about the size of a Sparrow.

David

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Do you hatch as much as we do? You might be a Hatch-a-Holic. Visit http://hatchaholicsanonymous.com and share your story.
Plain View Farm: Home of  Bourbon Red, Royal Palm & Black Spanish Turkeys, Coturnix Quail, Button Quail White Chinese Geese, Khaki Campbell Ducks and Guinea fowl
Visit our website at http://www.plainviewpoultry.com to see what we have available
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post #6 of 9

owing quail is new to me. Dad hunted them and I ate them.
I just processed my 1st quail, eating them tonight.
I've never seen Buttons
they sound cute, Now I think I ask a dumb question.

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   enough to take away everything you have"
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post #7 of 9

Never a dumb question!  smile    Button quail are some of the smallest quail in the world smile

post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone, i'm still fairly new to having button quails so there will probably be alot of simple question coming from me, esspecially since ive already got 4 x 1 week old babies hatched by my female. So darn cute!! i knew they were gonna be small but Oh my Gosh, they are TINY!

Currently at the Zoo:2x Dogs,2x Cats,30x mixed breed Chooks,17x Ducks,2x Horses,1xFish,13x Button Quails, + More Eggs Hatching Soon!!

"You're like one of those lab rats that pushes the pleasure button instead of the food button until it dies."
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Currently at the Zoo:2x Dogs,2x Cats,30x mixed breed Chooks,17x Ducks,2x Horses,1xFish,13x Button Quails, + More Eggs Hatching Soon!!

"You're like one of those lab rats that pushes the pleasure button instead of the food button until it dies."
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post #9 of 9

I just put a little mark on their heads with a perm. marker.  A different color per cage.  So when I let them out of their cage to run around I know whose who.  lol  If they are too dark I put a little dot on their leg.  It works for me, but I might check the bands out.  tongue

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