Buttons are HERE!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by duckncover, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    THANK YOU BettaCreek!


    Can anyone tell me what they think I'll get? I forgot already!

    I still don't believe how healthy they all are! All 15 made it!
     
  2. texas_chick

    texas_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh those look tiny. The grown birds are beauitful!
     
  3. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    Thank you!

    I'm so happy with them!
     
  4. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Cute little group. Nice color mix.
     
  5. ButtonQuailHeaven

    ButtonQuailHeaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like you have Silvers, Slates, Normals, Golden Pearls, Blue Face, double factor Blue Face and Red Breasted. I will be able to tell you for sure once they get more feathers in. Your adult female is Golden Pearl and your adult male is Red Breasted.

    I have some suggestions for you as far as bedding for both your babies and adults. The babies should be on something better than paper towel and napkins. They will get splay leg if they don't have something they can't slip on. Some people use rubber shelf liner. I use pine shavings with hay over it.

    The adults should not have the grate in the bottom of the cage. They may get a foot stuck and break a leg. Plus their feet are too small to properly walk on bars that far apart. It is not comfortable for them at all. Can you remove the grate or put a board or newspaper on top of it? They would be much happier that way. They would love hay too for bedding as they forage in it and make nests in it.

    I don't use wire cages for Buttons since they tend to pop up easily when scared and they can scalp themselves or break necks. Do you have some type of padding inside of the top of that cage so they don't get hurt? You can even use the large bubble, bubble wrap. Good luck with them all!!
     
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  6. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow those are adorable!
     
  7. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    BQH, the "black" ones have red stripes on them, doesn't that make them wild type? I tried to send a good assortment of colors of the larger, sturdier ones. They seem to have done really well with the trip, though hubby and I didn't fare so well, having spent 10 hours on the trip because of an accident on the interstate.
     
  8. ButtonQuailHeaven

    ButtonQuailHeaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Whoops!! Yes, I thought they had yellowish stripes. You are right!! Maybe you need to take over naming the mutations for me, LOL?!? Pictures just aren't as good as seeing it in person. Wow, I sure hope duckncover appreciates what you did for him! You and your husband rock!!
     
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  9. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol. You can't really see it in pictures. It was hard to see the red stripes on the runt as well, and I originally thought that he was a blue-faced. In pictures, you just don't see it. I wasn't sure though, I rely on you for accurate colors, lol.
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Aren't baby buttons the cutest? [​IMG]
     

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