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Button Quail Questions (feathers and such)...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by xxSonja, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. xxSonja

    xxSonja Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2009
    At the moment my 3week olds look like a puff of wing feathers and still have their fluffy heads, sooo just a couple of quick questions:
    * Do baby buttons feathers change colour as they get older?
    * When do they get their 'adult' feathers?
    * Does the male 'Bib' appear from the very start or does it grow in with the adult feathers?
    * When do the male red vent feathers appear?
    Is there a way to stop chicks from pecking at their own toes? one of my lil fluffballs has a half toe becoz he pecked it..

  2. canter6

    canter6 Cooped up

    Oct 12, 2009
    Your chicks look fine to me!

    They get their full feathers at around 5 weeks, and their adult feathers around 10 weeks.

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