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Button Sexing Help PLEASE.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by PoultryParadise, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. PoultryParadise

    PoultryParadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So now I am thinking I have 3 male Buttons. I got them 2 weeks ago, knowing nothing about buttons. The lady told me that she believed 2 were female and 1 was male. Now they are all doing this loud laughing noise, which I have been told is crowing. It sounds like some older woman laughing hard.
    Anyone want to take a guess at if they are female or male? I will only be keeping 2 if I have one female and one male for sure. Help, I need it!
    1st button(presumed female, but is very loud):
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    2nd Button (thought was female):
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    3rd Button (has reddish feathers on bottom, I thought was male):
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  2. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    The red feathers on the butt means #3 is a male. The other two look like females.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    They all do the laughing, though the males' is more pronounced than the females'. The 'crowing' that only males do sounds like the wind blowing.
     
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  4. PoultryParadise

    PoultryParadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so very glad to find out they all do the laughing, I guess I have yet to hear any crowing then. I thought the laughing was crowing. I was worried I would have 3 males on my hands. I am interested to find out if the 1st one is male or female. Just in case, should I be separating number 1 and keeping number 2 and 3 together if they are female and male?
     
  5. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

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    Poultry Paradise, Your Buttons are BEAUTIFUL!! [​IMG]
     
  6. PoultryParadise

    PoultryParadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank-you. I am really getting attatched to the little guys. I would like more in the new year, if I can figure out how to sex them that is.
     
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Looks like two females and a male to me!
     
  8. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    what are their colors quaillady?
     
  9. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    The brown one is a wild-type Chinese Blue Breasted

    The other two look like cinnamon blue faced, but the more dilute cinnamon. I have a couple of those....the back is more like a cinnamon/lavendar mix. The male will show red on the vent on those and the female will look the same but with out the red vent.
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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