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Got my first Button egg!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ChickieBooBoo, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Well after waiting 13 weeks [​IMG] I finally got my first egg! I was sooo excited, its such a cute little egg!

    Here it is next to a regular sized chicken egg:
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    I have a wild type male in with a cinnamon blue face and silver female.
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    Now because I get attacked because they aren't in pairs let me say that I don't have another male and they don't fight at all. They are such good friends
     
  2. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congratz! when do buttons reach maturity anyway?
     
  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    roughly 8 weeks
     
  4. Sushi

    Sushi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have another male button. He's still at my place waiting for you to come pick him up. [​IMG]
    Congrats on the first eggie.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    That is not a silver, it is a silver blue face. Some people call them 'slate' or smoky', I can't remember which right off. Buttons can start laying around 8 weeks old but I've had some that waited until 10-12 weeks old.
     
  6. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:alright, silver blue face [​IMG] I'm never gunna get all these straight [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:lol, I don't have any other pens for them [​IMG]
     
  8. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry to butt in but what age are buttons normally sold?im wondering becuase theres a pet swap may 21st i just set my eggs sat 27 should hatch aorund april 11th they would be little over a month old would it be too early to sell them at that age?
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    You can sell them whenever you want, they can be sexed by 5 weeks old.
     
  10. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I bought my buttons at 4 weeks old.. So no I really don't think so.
     

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