A couple questions about buttons

Peristeria

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In April, we hatched some 'quarantine quail' (coturnix) and fell in love with them. Now, we want to hatch buttons (maybe in the spring), but had a few questions. I won't house them with the coturnix because I hear there's quite a size difference (unless that is okay). If there is anything special that I need to know about them before I order eggs, please let me know. (btw this is only an idea right now, I don't know if it will happen)

Now for the questions... Can they live outside in USDA zone 7? Do they eat the same stuff as the coturnix? Are there auto-sexing types and/or do yall know any breeders who sell like 5ish eggs?

Thanks!
 

Nabiki

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Button quail are much smaller than coturnix and shouldn't be housed together. Coturnix quail are quite cold hardy, but buttons come from a tropical climate, so they aren't.

They eat the same food as coturnix, and many of them are feather sexable. I've found that they mature a bit slower than coturnix.
 

Peristeria

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Button quail are much smaller than coturnix and shouldn't be housed together. Coturnix quail are quite cold hardy, but buttons come from a tropical climate, so they aren't.

They eat the same food as coturnix, and many of them are feather sexable. I've found that they mature a bit slower than coturnix.
That is their temperature range?
 

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