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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

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    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?
    also..
    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..

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  2. canter6

    canter6 Cooped up

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    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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