Button Quail Gender help Please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by willowcol, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Was wondering if this button is male or female? Thanks Willow


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    Or do I need better pics
     
  2. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    I'm guessing female.
     
  3. Gercarson

    Gercarson Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm guessing that you have a little "rooster" button.[​IMG]
     
  4. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Ok 1 for girl 1 for boy and the tie breakers.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2009
  5. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Is the bib white or cream
     
  6. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    Think ya got a boy... If he starts crowin or "growlin" you'll know for sure, mine sings to me quite a bit LOL!
     
  7. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Really looks like a girl to me
    What gets me is no eggs hummmm
    I wonder
     
  8. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    The bib is not really white more off white I guess, its really a small one so hard to tell. I guess its a boy since they are 6 weeks going on 7 and no eggs. does seem slightly fatter then my other one who I am positive is a boy from his markings.
     
  9. ButtonQuailHeaven

    ButtonQuailHeaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Without a doubt that is a Red Breasted hen. I have one pictured in my avatar with her 16 eggs that she sat on and hatched every single one. I have raised them for a few years now and my first hen who is in the avatar looked just like yours. They don't usually start laying until 7 weeks or later. Even though she appears to have a bib it is cream not white like a males would be. A sure fire way to sex most Buttons is to look at the vent area. In males it has reddish feathers in females it looks just like the rest of their feathers. However in the silver varieties it is pinkish in males as the red is diluted. White and Splash are the hardest ones to sex as they don't have any colored feathers. You have to go by eggs or not. They both make crowing noises but only the male makes a windy type noise and puff up their throats while doing it. They mainly do it when alone. I sex Whites and Splashes by putting them alone and see if they either lay or make that noise. Good luck with her! She is very pretty!!
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2009
  10. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Hi button quail heaven
    Nice to see you glad you chimed in here I know you would have the answer
    Willow the eggs I sent 90% of my birds came from button quail heaven I trust her 100%
     

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