I am a newbie button quail owner and I let my two hens sit on their nests. Hooray! They both have hatched some babies. I have found some good photos for how to guess the adult color based on their chick down, but can't seem to find any info on how to tell from their first feathers. At a guess based on down, I thought I had 4 wild color, maybe one silver (or silver pearl) and possibly one golden (or golden pearl). From what I understand it takes 16 weeks for the quail to molt into their adult coloration and I guess I am just too impatient I would love some guesses on what I have based on the photo (terrible, I know, but they do not like to stand still). Or some suggestions for good links or books that have color photos that help with color identification. Two of the young ones have white tips on black feathers (first and last chick in photo), two have white and gold tips on black and brown feathers (second from left), one has mostly white feathers with small areas of light gray in the centers (third from the left I am guessing this is a silver pearl), and one has golden brown feathers with a lighter gold stripe down the center of each (fourth chick from left). Parents were a silver pearl hen and a normal (wild) colored male. Thanks!