Button Quail Chick With Different Call?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by MageofMist, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. MageofMist

    MageofMist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two button quails from the same parents of my last batch of 3 blue-faced ones, with more to hatch. Though I noticed something odd, while the yellow and black one (probably red-breasted) does the "whee" calls like my last batch did, the yellow fluffy one instead makes a high pitched peeping sound.

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    I know for sure that they are button quail, as unless my dove somehow managed to cross the specie barrier, it is 100% button quail. Just wondering if this is normal or if it is something to do with genders, as all 3 of my buttons in my last batch were male.
     
  2. MageofMist

    MageofMist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got another two, another yellow and another bee, and it seems both yellows have the "peep" while the bees have the "whee" calls.
     
  3. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never noticed any strange calls in my button babies, so I don't know. But I'd be interested to know if you figure out a reason. I only hear the 'whee' calls in the video though - could you point me to a place in the video where the yellow one makes its sound?
     
  4. dpenning

    dpenning Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    At about one minute in you can hear them talking to each other I think. Very cute and tiny!
     
  5. MageofMist

    MageofMist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At the beginning you can hear the yellow one making the high pitched peeps, you may need to turn the volume up to hear it. At 0:05 I pick the "whee" calling one up so it quietens down a little and you can hear the peeping. I will try and get a better vid of the peeping one.

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    The yellow chick making the "Peep" call. It poops on the pillow though. XD
     
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  6. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah, I hear it now. Hmm.. I could have missed it if any of my chicks made that sound. Pretty sure it's not a dove though ^^
     
  7. MageofMist

    MageofMist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am pretty sure too XD
     
  8. MageofMist

    MageofMist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Other than the odd call, the chick is completely normal, eating and drinking fine and very energetic and fluffy.
     
  9. dpenning

    dpenning Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Just a cutie with a speech impediment. :)
     
  10. MageofMist

    MageofMist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep XP

    The chick still has an odd voice compared to the others, and about killed me when it tried crowing... "SQUEAK SQUEAK SQUEAK!" It was adorable. [​IMG] Also I think it may be a silver judging by the feathers!
    Also I found out why the sounds sounded so familiar, the chick sounds like a killdeer chick, with the little "pweep" sounds it makes every now and then when chirping to it's siblings.

    The other yellow grew out of it though and has a normal quaily voice, but the other is still as squeaky as ever.
     
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