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Buttons eyes -- gender by color??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CatJane0x0, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. CatJane0x0

    CatJane0x0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have noticed that my lady buttons have such dark eyes...all of them. But my boys all have either somewhat lighter brown or blue-grey irises. I can always see the pupil somewhat easily without bright lighting. So I'm asking fellow quail keepers -- can you tell a button's gender by eye color?
     
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  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Not really. The white Buttons have really dark eyes for both genders, a glass black eye color. Blue Faces, brown eyes....etc, I once wondered if gender could be shown by eye color until I accidentally put two males together and the next day there was only one standing [​IMG] That failed that theory.
     
  3. CatJane0x0

    CatJane0x0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol -- gosh. Yeah, it is hard to know sometimes. I have trouble with the blue faces as well. I am getting better with the hip spacing and butt feathers. Quite a few of my male blues refuse to show any red feathering. [​IMG] I still am yet to get any ladies with blue-grey eyes.
     
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  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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  5. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    sure wish the pictures on the zebrafinch site were clearer!
     
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  6. CatJane0x0

    CatJane0x0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess that is easy, lol -- never noticed only boys had them. [​IMG]
    I have a lot to learn yet.

    Yeah, Zebrafinch's site is awesome, but more better pics!
    I like the chick ID page a lot.
     

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