help sexing button quail and pic!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Ugo, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Ugo

    Ugo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, i bought some button quail eggs from stellargamebirds on july. 8 of the hatced and all are still alive, i got a lot of males, 6 males 1 female and a unknown, they are 8 weeks old today. The only female i know for sure is a female its my red breasted female who has been laying eggs for almost 1 week now. the other one im not 100% is i think a silver pearl female? she has not layed any eggs yet and doesnt have red vent feathers and i have not seen her sing like the males do. please help me confirm if the 1st photo of the silver one is a male or female. thanks!

    silver pearl female or male?
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    my red breasted female
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    my red breasted male or is he blue breasted?
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    this 2 Cinnamon Red-Breasted Male i think only get along with each othere, they even bite the females [​IMG]
    so they live alone togather.
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    i also have 2 Red-Breasted Golden Pearl males and 1 white male, you can sort of see one in the 1st pic [​IMG]
     
  2. animal8

    animal8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have anything that would be helpful to you, but those are some very beautiful birds!!! [​IMG] Thanks for the pics [​IMG]
     
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Awwww! I never get to see photos what I send out sadly [​IMG] Thank you for posting!

    The first photo is a Silver Red Breasted Hen

    The photo next to your Red Breasted hen is a Red breasted male, the Red extends up nicely to confirm that.

    And sometimes males will love each other...I have some male-male pairs...Just like the human world, the button world is similar [​IMG]
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    #1 is a silver redbreasted female
    #2 is a red breasted female (left) and what looks like a golden pearl (could be wild or red breasted but looks like he has 'pearling') male (right)
    #3 looks like a wild (blue breasted)\\
    #4 2 Cinnamon males (to my knowledge all cinnamons are red breasted) but the one on the right looks like a cinnamon pearl.

    It is possible to keep 2 same-sexed birds together, they do just fine. I actually have several males together and they don't fight...no girls though [​IMG]
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Boloney!! I showed you pics of the ones I hatched from yours! [​IMG]
     
  6. Ugo

    Ugo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the replys! i was worryed the silver was a male lol, love them all though [​IMG]
     
  7. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Totally off topic, but those are some amazing photos [​IMG]
    In my experiences, quails don't stay still long enough to take pics-
    It that just mine? [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Very pretty birds
     
  8. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i know we're off topic, but it seems it was solved....so.....you must be using a DSLR type camera...nikon or cannon?



    lovely birds for such nice photo's
     
  9. Ugo

    Ugo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks lol. nope just a normal digi cam. COOLPIX S4100, i do take a lot of pics though and just pick the best.
     
  10. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:all my buttosn came from you quaillady!
     

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