Buttons galore! PICS added 6-3-11

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CherokeeTradition, May 29, 2011.

  1. CherokeeTradition

    CherokeeTradition Out Of The Brooder

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    Well my buttons have multiplied, lol. I started out with 4 a
    Now I have 5 more I brought home a couple of days ago. I'll add pics as soon as I can get to the library, tried with this phone but it wasn't feeling cooperative.


    I also just popped 8 eggs from a pair of the originals into my hova bator, so excited! I have really falle in love with these guys, so amusing!

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    If ANYONE could give me a heads up on color names/ genders I would greatly appreciate it, as I didn't previously have any of these colors before. Please look over the messy cage in the last few, I have changed it since then, sooo tired as I had more thrust upon me three days ago & it has been nonstop preparations!
     
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  2. Jschaaff

    Jschaaff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is always exciting!! Enjoy your new additions and good luck with your hatch!!
     
  3. CherokeeTradition

    CherokeeTradition Out Of The Brooder

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    Awww, thanks! Adding some pics of them while I am out & can use wifi. Hopefully these are all buttons, as the guy said all of the small ones were, lol.
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I see males and females so you might as well start pairing them up while you are at it.
     
  5. glscottjr

    glscottjr Out Of The Brooder

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    Very cute pics. [​IMG]

    In pics 3 and 4 they are similer in color but one has a black head and the other doesn't. Are they male and female or just different colors? Just curious.
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Quote:The one with the slightly darker head is a normal red breasted hen and the lighter head markings is a cinnamon.
     
  7. CherokeeTradition

    CherokeeTradition Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, thanks quaillady! -beams in delight- I have fallen so hard for these little guys & want to pair them off asap if I can determine which are males & females. The brown male is pretty obvious but other than that I find myself pretty clueless, lol. I have 9 eggs incubating and the wild hen is laying again now & acting like she may set this time!
     
  8. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Quote:In photo 8, the two on the left are both boys if that helps you a little. Red vents are good indicators, or the bibs (although some hens have pseudo bibs nowadays). [​IMG] beautiful birds!
     
  9. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you pair them up ? then like boy girl or like 3 girls and one boy ?

    even though i let mine all together

    but it might be nice to pair up ones and see what sort of chicks will hatch
     
  10. CherokeeTradition

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    I thought the one might be a bluefaced male but I am not so confidant in my quail sexing abilities just yet, lol. I feel blessed to have them as I tried to find some for 15 years. I have two males each with one bum leg that were born that way & they are no less precious to me.
     

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