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Button quail call question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by pbjmaker, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Do the males ever make that same "wheep wheep wheep wheep wheep" call? Or do they just do the growl with the single sounds following?

    Booger just started doing this today or something very similar. It scared the bejeebers out of me because I thought she was hurt.


  2. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Songster

    Aug 7, 2010
    All buttons do the "weep weep weep weep" call. I noticed that mine only do that when they are separated or when it gets really quiet. Only the males make the "growl then one call" noise and usually it's in the morning.
  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Quote:Thanks for answering - s/he is a lonely only so yeah - s/he was calling for other birds.

    All the youtube videos I found had female birds so that is why I was wondering.
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    The best way to tell if you have a male or female is color. Red anywhere or blue is male.
  5. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    S/he actually looks a lot like the silver red breasted female you have pictured in your button quail color guide. In the picture I posted the camera put a yellow tint on everything.
  6. joe125

    joe125 Songster

    Sep 20, 2010
    That's what the roos sound like. When I played that video, my noisiest roos had to answer [​IMG]
    I'm going to have to boomark that one to save time beer sexing buttons. As far as color sexing buttons goes....what ever quaillady says. I'm new to cbbq's. Most of my roos are the red and blue breasted color and are no drainers to me, but I do have a few of the more complicated colors like you.

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