Button Quail Color questions

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Rainwolf, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Rainwolf

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    Hi I have some button quails that I can't really find any examples online to figure out what colors they are...
    They are only 4 weeks old.
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    I think this is a male...

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    I think this is a female...
     
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    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    I'll post more colors as I can catch and photo them... they are quick little buggers
     
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    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Your first photo is a red breasted hen

    Second is a Black Face Red Breasted male.

    Visit my website. The tab "Button Quail Colors" will show ya [​IMG]
     
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    Quote:How can you tell male from female? I thought the first one had the makings of a "bib" which is male right?
     
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    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Some females have a bib. Males will have red feathers forming on the vent or else where. Your male may be too young for his red feathers to come in.
     
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    Your third photo is a Normal (wild-type) Blue Breasted hen as well (But watch for a bib to form and blue feathers to come in and then it will male. The fourth photo needs to grow a little more to determine. Most likely the fourth one will be cinnamon.
     
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    Ok.. I have a few of each of those.. plus I have 2 sweet tuxedo's that I'm going to keep.
    Tuxedo's are created by mixing like coturnix? white with dark etc?
     
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    Thanks for you help I never would have guessed the first photo was a hen and the second a male..

    any suggestions on these little poppets?
    *other then normal quail stuff
     

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