Do Female Button Quail Crow?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by PoultryParadise, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. PoultryParadise

    PoultryParadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been trying to sex my button quail, and recently I have seen (always heard) 2 of the button quail doing a laughing crow. I thought that 2 male button quail would kill each other if housed together, is there anyway one of the "Laugher's" is a female, or does this indicate that both are male? I only have 3 and am 99% sure one is female.
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it crows it is a male.
     
  3. PoultryParadise

    PoultryParadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh poop, I was hoping for 2 females. WIll they fight?
     
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  4. ruthless

    ruthless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have pictures? You know that females do make sounds too, right? They all make a variety of sounds.
     
  5. PoultryParadise

    PoultryParadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't post a picture till tomorrow. The one in question is completely grey (blue) with no markings what so ever. Solid colour. It makes the exact same noise as the one I thought was male ( has redish feathering near bottom).
     
  6. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Redish means boy.
     
  7. PoultryParadise

    PoultryParadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Redish means boy.

    That's what I thought, And he crows a laugh like crow. Now I realize that there are 2 doing the same laughing crow. I thought the all grey one was female. Guess not.
     
  8. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Females CAN crow in button quail. There is a hormonal inbalance causing them to do so but they can breed normally just the sounds may be different [​IMG]
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:UMMM HATE TO TELL YOU THIS BUT BUTTONS ARE KEPT IN MONOGOMOUS PAIRS... NOT TRIOS. ANY OTHER CONFIGURATION WILL LEAD TO PIGMY QUAIL WARS RATHER QUICKLY ONCE BREEDING CONDITIONS ARE MET.
     

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