Different Colors of Buttons breeding together?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chickenwhisperer123, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    I have 9 buttons, (3 trios) and was wondering If I could put them all together. They seem kind of bored, and I think they would like it for if I took the dividers out of their cage, so they could run a little more, and maybe fly a little.

    My question is, if I do put them all together will I still get normal colors, or will I get screwed up colors, that arent really anything.

    I have

    3 Blueface
    3 Goldens
    and 3 "Smokeys" (Although Im not sure they are.)

    If I bred all of these together, would I still get colors, or would I end up with weird mixes?
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2010
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    If you allow them to intermingle you will not be able to control how the breed and you will mongrelize the off spring.
     
  3. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    I might not have been clear.. [​IMG]

    I dont care if they breed with the different colors, but WHEN they do, will I get true colors?
     
  4. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    And now I scared everyone away from the quail section... [​IMG]
     
  5. PetersonD

    PetersonD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know about that, just don't understand the "vote for Anne" thing. Tell me more about it and maybe I'll vote!
     
  6. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Quote:Shes a LONG time BYC member, and is trying to get a modeling contract thing, but she needs votes in order to do so. She has had alot of help, and I believe she is #3 right now, but there is still more to be done. [​IMG]
     
  7. PetersonD

    PetersonD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to help out a fellow member -- is Anne her screen name here at BYC?
     
  8. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
  9. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    I would not allow them to run together they will fight and gamebirds do not fight nice. As for the colors very very few button quail breed true. You said you have a trio of golden pearls, smokey thou you are not sure my guess is they are slate and blueface nice groups do you have pictures? I would hatch a few from each group and see what colors you get I bet you will be suprised.
    Recessive colors
    Silver, white, cinnamon/fawn, red breasted, splash
    Dominant colors
    Normal wild color, blue face (both double and single factors), golden pearl (single factor only)
     
  10. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Alaska
    Button Quail....I raised them for a couple of years with my Parrots.

    I had both Silvers and browns.
    they are interesting and fun to see running nad jumping around.

    that said, you can't control their mating if you remove the dividers.
    as for normal colors they hatch out normal regardless of parents. (brown brown, silver, brown.)
    I have no idea about second generation though, as all my babies were sold before they hatched.
    So I never had 2nd generation birds to play with.
     

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