Button color?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by birdnutz, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. birdnutz

    birdnutz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meet Sushi. I have 3 females and no males. All incubated. (go figure) What color would you say this broody little girl is?

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  2. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    I think you forgot the picture
     
  3. birdnutz

    birdnutz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DUH!! Last minute thanksgiving prep. Forgot pic,sorry. LOL
     
  4. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    She looks like a silver very prettuy I hope she sticks to the nest for you
     
  5. thatchickenlady

    thatchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Need to get some males! Looks like a Silver, how many eggs is she setting on?
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Too bad you aren't closer, I have 1 or 2 extra silver males, and a whole bunch of cinnamon bluefaces!! Way too many males here (actually, I think there are only 3 extras [​IMG])
     
  7. birdnutz

    birdnutz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shes off the nest now. She had 11 eggs under her. I really wish I could get one of your extras. Just LOVE these little birds! Ever notice that the silvers lay blueish eggs? shes laid some that were almost sky blue.
     
  8. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    I think they look slate which is blue face over silver.

    Button quail color has nothing to do with egg color. Any color button quail can lay any color egg. Unlike chickens it depends on environmental factors. Lighter eggs are eggs that came out faster. It's actually a potentially bad sign since it can be from stressed birds. Dark eggs got all the shell layers and weren't pushed out quickly. None of my light colored eggs I got shipped or the few I set from mine ever hatched even when all or nearly all the darker eggs would hatch.
     
  9. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    As the bird in the picture dose not have a prominent black beck I would say she is silver not slate
     

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