Button quail- help sex and color with pictures

Discussion in 'Quail' started by cdy, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. cdy

    cdy New Egg

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    Hi there long time reader, first post had these button quails that hatched on dec 3 and 7 and was just wondering if anyone could help with sex and color. I am relatively new to button quails and any help would be appreciated. here they are thanks

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    F
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    G-shows red/rusty coloration around vent
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    H-shows red/rusty coloration around vent
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    I-no red/rusty coloration around vent
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    and lastly all(I have four more whites but decided not to take pictures of them individually)
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  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    i honestly have no CLUE...but wow, what nice looking tux's silver and blue(black) w/e..


    where is alex <_<
     
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    A Red Breasted (gender would be unknown at this point but I am aiming at a hen if no red is forming). If red pops up, MALE

    B Golden Pearl (gender unknown) the reason unknown as blue and red could show up anytime. These birds change like crazy. Looks more hen like though

    C Silver tuxedo-pied

    D Wild-type tuxedo-pied

    E cinnamon tuxedo-pied

    F Blue Face tuxedo-pied

    G Silver, looks like silver blue face if no bib is present (male if you are seeing coloring around the vent, red or pink).

    H Silver Pearl, lighter, possibly hen.

    I Silver Blue faced if no bib present

    Some of your whites are splash (dot on head). Those may get color on the vents.

    Your birds are too young to really identify. You would want to wait until they are 6-8 weeks of age before re-identifying them and then you can start pairing them up.
     
  4. cdy

    cdy New Egg

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    Thank you for the kind words and help. I will repost pictures in a few weeks.
     
  5. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    loving your F bird, i got one that looks alot like it
     
  6. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    They are all adorable!

    How did you get them to sit still for pics??? are they in a box?

    I have a hatch from Dec. 2, with alot of similar colors and can't wait to get them all sorted. I need to get good pics.

    I have a D and a F in that hatch. [​IMG]

    Quaillady... How do we tell the difference? Is it the thin gold line in the feathers on baby D ? Is that what's called pinning?
     
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Quote:You are correct, the goldish pinning differentiates the color pattern.
     

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