Button Quail can be "Goobers" too! lol...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by The Critter Place, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
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    I have a pair of Buttons sharing a cage with 2 Grasskeets.

    Yesterday, I catch the male Button taking a bath in the seed dish for the keets! And one keet sitting on the edge of the dish patiently waiting to eat! [​IMG]

    Then the Button jumped out and began to preen, eating the seeds that he picked out. And when he walked away, his mate followed him picking up the seeds that fell out of his feathers!

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  2. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There ya' go! Hmmm....maybe we can get Quaillady to do a study on the Goober gene......I'm pretty sure it's dominant! [​IMG]
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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  4. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
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    Now I'm scared! LOL!!! Dominant goober gene! Oh My! lol..

    They do share a room with goobers. Hmmmmmm......
    I tried to take a picture, but was laughing so hard it didn't turn out too well. Then he didn't like the flash so he never went back to the "bath"

    The look on my pink birds face was priceless! [​IMG]
     
  5. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Ahem! I believe that if you start with a tibetan male over a barred rock female; as long as both have golden bantam parents: you will have a bird that is at least 85% Goober! Recessive Goober genes can be seen in some birds...as long as they have beaks and feathers.


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  6. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive seen button quail store seeds in their feathers and save em for later you mine aswell call em chipmunks ALVIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
     
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  7. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alvin sounds good! I'll name the next male that! [​IMG]
     
  10. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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