Button Colors

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  1. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    Does anyone have a list of what is dominate or recessive colors in Button quails (Coturnix Chinensis)?

    Will button tux quails throw random colors or more tux colors?

    I have a pair of tux buttons, male is dark colored (like a dark Tibetan coturnix color) backing and female is cinnamon colored backing.

    I'm still new to buttons but have been working with Coturnix Japonica for awhile.
    Any breeding info source would really be appreciated!
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Button colors are like your seramas', they are so mixed up that it's hard to say what will hatch. I do know that golden pearl is a dominant color, but other than that it's a tough call.
     
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  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Button Quail are not coturnix!

    THey are Excalfactoria Chinensis.

    Dominant
    -Normal, Blueface, Golden Pearl
    Pied is apparently becoming dominant (tuxes) Tuxedo is a pied.

    Recessive
    -Silver & White
    Some of Mutations Available
    -Cinnamon, Fawn, White, Red Breasted, Golden Pearl, Silver Pearl,
    Cinnamon Pearl, Ivory, Ivory Pearl, Silver Red Breasted, Blue faced,
    Blue Faced Cinnamon, Golden Red Breasted, Slate, Smokey, Cinnamon Breasted Blue Faced
     
  4. Rainwolf

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    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    It's a misname. The Button quail have been confused to be Coturnix for a long time. They are not. They have distinct properties that make them different. In the next few years many universities and publications will be changing the classification to be Excalfactoria. A great book to check out is A Closer Look at Button Quail by Jodi McDonald. Do not be misinformed by the information on the web, these buttons have been misunderstood for far too long. It's time to educated and get them rolling on the right path! [​IMG]
     
  6. Rainwolf

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    Quote:Thanks [​IMG] was the rest of the info correct tho? I try and do all my research etc before breeding for sales so I know what I'm doing rather then just selling "button eggs"

    There is so much info that contradicts on buttons I thought I'd follow the university info rather then just random websites.
     
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Males do aid in the brooding. They will build a prototype nest next to the hen so predators can be tricked. He also will sit on the eggs when the hen drinks water and eats. He feeds the hen too. I have seen some of my broods do this so I know it's true.

    Lifespan can be up to 8-9 years, some reported 10 years [​IMG]

    Just some little tidbits, also they are monogamous [​IMG] and will kick their offspring off the nest when ready to find their own territory and mates.

    Most information is correct. I highly suggest the book though [​IMG] Easy to read and it is really informative.
     
  8. Rainwolf

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    btw the only reason I would sell the eggs is because many of my buyers now know I have buttons and want to hatch them.

    But I know very little about them except what i have learned by raising them and online for the last 6 months...
    As a breeder I try and be as accurate as possible as well as a responsible breeder before I start selling.

    I hate the willy nilly throw all birds in cage and call em jumbos or tuxes just because there are a few jumbos in the pile or a few whites.

    I've ordered eggs only to find they were not as what I ordered and it makes me upset so I refuse to pass that on. I also refuse to call a coturnix a jumbo unless it reaches what I call jumbo size (more then 10oz)
     
  9. Rainwolf

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    Quote:Great info! Thanks quaillady! [​IMG]
     
  10. CatJane0x0

    CatJane0x0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recommend the book A Closer look at "Button Quail" as well. [​IMG]
     

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