Button Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by yoker, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi just a few ?'s
    Can you show me what dubble facter blue faced button quail,
    splash quail, and normal quail look like.
    Do all of those breed true?
    Yoker
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:Nope they dont all breed true unless you're talking Double Factor. Double factor means they produce what they are. So a blue faced double factor produces a blue face (unsure if they produce a double factor as well but possibly).

    Double Factor Blue faces (both male and female) have a white bib looking area. But neither male or female have the defined bib of a normal button quail male. A single factor blue face has NO bib (the males dont even).


    ShelleyD has a double factor male sohopefully she can post a picture of hers for ya

    Single Factor Blue faced male: http://www.zebrafinch.com/NewButtonquail/Quail%20Pictures/BLUEFACE.JPG


    Double
    Factor Blue faced juvinile: http://www.zebrafinch.com/NewButtonquail/Quail%20Pictures/dblBF.jpg

    Single
    factor blue faced chick (black chick with no white): http://www.zebrafinch.com/NewButtonquail/NewPicts/BlueFace_chick.JPG a double factor chick would be black with a white/yellow fuzz area on throat.

    Splashed: http://www.zebrafinch.com/NewButtonquail/Quail%20Pictures/NormalSplash.JPG

    Normal
    Hen: [​IMG]

    Normal Male (Juvie): [​IMG]

    Normal Male adult: http://k43.pbase.com/u37/dksweet/upload/40246692.IMG_3751.jpg

    Blue
    faced hens are very dark in color...I will get pictures of them for ya to see in a sec
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Some colors will breed true depending on their genetic background. Since most breeders collony breed this means each bird can be holding SEVERAL different colors under it's phenotype (visual color).

    Now, if you finda breeder who's been selectively breeding thier birds for years, you may be lucky enough to be told what colors you can expect. Dominant colors can produce the color you're looking for, recessive colors you may have to more selectively breed to get. Button quails are colorful, so you'll get an assortment in no time!

    This is a way better picture of blue faced chicks, if you notice the chick looking away on the right side is a double factor (note the white throat area): [​IMG]

    Single factor blue faced hen: [​IMG]

    Single factor blue faced male:
    [​IMG]

    Heres shelleyDs double factor male as a juvie I keep whining that she gets me a picture of him now haha hopefullyshe will (it may be hard to see in the pic, but her male has a white throat which makes him a double factor):
    [​IMG]


    Single factor blue faced male:
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Oh geez Niki! You're such a whiner!! [​IMG] I can't seem to get my button to hold still long enough, he keeps hiding behind his fat A&M tank mate. Their new cage should be here sometime next week, so then maybe I'll be able to get those pics for you!
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:yes I am but for good reason! HEHE! I can't find an adult double factor Blue faced anywhere to show people so I need your beauty! LOL! So yeah! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pritty birds.
    So do normals or splashs breed true?
    thanks for the help
     

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