Button Quail mutations

Discussion in 'Quail' started by duckncover, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    I want to start a website about button quail mutations.

    Can anyone give me a list of most (all?) mutations

    Once I get the list I will be asking anyone to donate pictures of the different mutations (colors)
     
  2. ButtonQuailHeaven

    ButtonQuailHeaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Normal
    Blue Face
    double factor Blue Face
    Cinnamon Blue Face
    Cinnamon Blue Face Grey Form
    Frosted Cinnamon Blue Face Red Breasted
    Slate
    Golden Pearl
    Cinnamon Pearl
    Silver Pearl
    White
    Splash
    Pied
    Tuxedo
    Red Breasted
    Silver Red Breasted
    Cinnamon Red Breasted
    Cinnamon
    Pink Eyed Dilute
    Smokey
    Blue Face Cinnamon Red Breast double factor(Rusty Nail)
    Ivory
    Ivory Pearl
    Ivory Red Breasted
     
  3. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    Thank you!

    What are mine?

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  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    You'll wanna compile and learn a lot of info first before you put together a website as it's sooo easy to give the wrong information. I reccomend gathering all the info you can from past posts, esp ones that BQH made, as well as checking out www.zebrafinch.com [​IMG] You gotta lot a learnin to do! LOL!
     
  5. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Not good pics but I would guess red breasted (or pearl) and the others are silver based. Looks like mostly slates. The lighting makes a difference when telling the silvers apart.

    Basic genes would be
    Recessives-
    silver
    white
    cinnamon
    red breasted
    splash
    I believe pink eyed is recessive

    dominants-
    normal wild/blue breasted
    blue face
    pearl

    These combine to make most of the colors out there. Ivory is cinnamon plus silver. Slate is blue face plus silver. Zebrafinch has some of the combinations and possible names for them listed.
    http://zebrafinch.com/NewButtonquail/Recognized_Varieties.html
    There's a lot of making up new terms for colors because people don't know what that color actually is or what combination of genes causes it. So they call their buttons what they want and sell them that way.
     
  6. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Yup, the black ones that you have were all wild type, the brownish ones were red breasted, the rest, I believe BQH said were slates and silvers.
     
  7. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Black is blue face
    Orange strips are wild type
     
  8. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    The link that everyone is giving to you is great. There is a chick Id chart on that site that I use to help id mine then I check with BQH to make sure I got it right.
     
  9. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, his black ones had orange stripes. You can't see it in pictures, but believe me, I was up close and personal with them, inspecting them thoroughly while they were here, trying to learn about the colors, lol. The tiny runt I originally thought was a blue face, but he even had the orange stripes once he grew out a little bit.
    Having been to the breeder's place again (lol), I took a better look at his birds. It looks like most of his are silvers or slates, they're all darker than my ivory gal, and none of them have the bib. He only has three white birds, but he thinks that one of them is a male. It also looked like he had a cinnamon hen, but I can't be sure on that.
     
  10. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    If I remember this right slate males do not get bibs silver do would have to check BQH for sure. Cinnamon is my favorite I think my 1 cinnamon baby is a girl. If so I will breed her with my cinnamon male
     

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