Button quail male or female?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by fishforbrains, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. fishforbrains

    fishforbrains Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my buttons came out this stunning color (the one in the corner). I'm trying to decide if it's male or female. It is white under the chin but otherwise??? I haven't seen it perform any obvious male behaviors.
     
  2. Trapper Luke

    Trapper Luke Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you get a closer picture? Pretty hard for me to tell with this one but maybe someone else can!
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2016
  3. fishforbrains

    fishforbrains Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't like to pick them up because they hate it, but here. Head shot and underside. [​IMG]
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  4. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As far as I can tell, it's a slightly odd colored red breasted female :) My favorite color in females! Don't have any, but definitely will in the future ;)
     
  5. ChickenLife

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    It looks to be a hen from the speckles on the front chest area, and they do have white on the bib or face area.
     

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