How to sex buttons? Funny quinea story!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by PQ, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. PQ

    PQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatched out buttons on Christmas. I thought you could tell by bib, (male) one has a bib, but looked up the call they make could only find a male calling and the one in the cage making that sound has no bib? Any help?
    Also on a funny note...
    Bought guinea eggs off ebay 4 eggs and guess what we got...???
    One fertile, one hatched and its a lovely white TURKEY LOL
     
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    congratulations on your gurkey! [​IMG]
     
  3. PQ

    PQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats great... maybe a good name [​IMG]
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    haha awesome about getting a turkey! LMAO!!!


    but i will say that buttons you cannot go off of the bibs....


    different colors do not have bibs at some times..a.nd some hens can have what looks like bibs if they carry the pied gene.

    Your best bet is to look near the vent at the feathers if they're a rusty color thats a male..but some colors dont show the rustiness, so the other way to tell, is crowing and laying eggs [​IMG]


    Some hens can crow but not near as well as a male can [​IMG]

    Post pictures and we'll mob you with answers [​IMG]
     
  5. ButtonQuailHeaven

    ButtonQuailHeaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will just add to what Monarc23 said. The Whites and Splashes are the only ones you can't sex by looking at the vent. The darker colored ones will be rusty colored or reddish and the silver ones will be pinkish because the red is diluted. The hens will just be the same color everywhere.

    The Blue Face and their varieties have no bib. That includes the Cinnamon Blue Face and Slate which is a mix of Silver and Blue Face. All Buttons crow. The best way to tell a male is the vent coloring unless they are White or Splash. Males do make a noise though that only males do. They puff their throats up and make a windy type noise. They mainly do it when they are alone as it is a call for a mate. Good luck with sexing them! We can tell with pics if you want to share some.
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    buttonquailhaven,,

    what about double factored blue faces though? they have that patch that sorta looks like a bib *but isnt a true bib* [​IMG] *serious honest question, not questioning youre info just wnat your input hehe*
     
  7. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    Just think about the person who got the guinea eggs...lol!![​IMG]

    They were in for a surprise if they wanted to make them into dinner!![​IMG]
     
  8. PQ

    PQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. ButtonQuailHeaven

    ButtonQuailHeaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The white patch on a DF male Blue Face always goes away but stays on the female. I would not consider it a bib however as it is not perfect like a regular bib would be. It is just an irregular shaped patch. Make sense now? Glad you brought that up though!! I haven't worked with the Blue Face in awhile so I am glad you pointed that out since I had forgotten.
     
  10. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:how can you mistake a guinea egg for a turkey egg??
    they are nothing similar in size..

    are you sure it is not a white guinea??
     

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