Button Quail traits???

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Plain_View_Farm, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Songster

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    So we got home Friday evening and found our Perfectly Pure White Button Quail with 2 holes in the top of his head and 2 males pecking at the spots. :shock:
    We isolated it in a transport cage. After watching him for a few hours we sat that on top of the cage it came from for the night. We get home yesterday afternoon from a swap and the White Button is calling out with a single syllable call. One of the Buttons in the cage below is calling out in a 4 syllable call as if returning. Back and forth back and forth..... The White one is so white there is no way of seeing any type of white collar on it to determine it a male. But, the one beneath it is a Cinnamon or Natural color and has no ring around it's neck so we had determined it a female. They seem to have bonded when together in the cage together.

    Do Females make a 4 syllable call? I thought it was only the males that called out like that as they are the ones in the parents cage I see with there head raised up in the air making it...
    Is the white collar the only way to sex Buttons?

    David
     
  2. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Red vent feathers are the best way to sex buttons other then white or splash. The only sound that is male only is the air sound. Buttons should not be keep in groups they do best in pairs. They also tend to pick more on lighter colors
     
  3. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Songster

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    Air Sound???
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It sounds like Darth Vader's breathing, some have likened it to a perculator coffee maker. It's kind of a growling sound, but different. When you hear it, you'll know. [​IMG] Scared the crud out of me the first time I heard it! [​IMG]
     
  5. Plain_View_Farm

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    Oh ya I've heard that growl before. The first time I heard it I went to the window they are near and was looking for the critter outside making it... When I was near the cage they wouldn't do it though so it took a while to determine it was them growling.
     

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