I got buttons! *More Pics*

Discussion in 'Quail' started by MotherMal13, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. MotherMal13

    MotherMal13 Songster

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    [​IMG] I got my first 2 baby buttons today. Oh my are they tiny. The guy i got them from said that they're two weeks old. No names yett. Also what colors do you think they will turn out to be? Or do you need better pics? Thanks. [​IMG]

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    Next to a water bottlle cap.
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  2. slackwater

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    I've never had quail, but they are TOO CUTE!!
     
  3. mrslb333

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  4. peepswiththepoof

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    After seeing these, I must have button quail! [​IMG]
     

  5. quailmaster

    quailmaster In the Brooder

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    Button quail are so cute!!
     
  6. Denninmi

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    Um, the birds in the photos are more like 2 days old, not 2 weeks. By 2 weeks, they would be about 3 inches long, almost fully feathered, and able to fly. And, definitely a lot bigger than a bottle cap, but still pretty small overall, like the size of a mouse.

    Colors -- the solid yellow one will basically be either pure white or possibly what is called "silver" which appears to me to be a white with grayish patterns on the feathers. The dark one will end up some kind of brown shade. Your pictures are a little small on my screen to get a better idea.

    They are sweet little birds, aren't they.
     
  7. MotherMal13

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    I thought they looked small. They dont have any feathers in at all. I'll take some bigger pics, these pics came off my phone. They are just the cutest little things but oh so fast! [​IMG]
     

  8. MotherMal13

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    Heres some bigger pictures. Taken about 5 minutes ago. [​IMG]

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    This one is extremely hard to get a good picture of, all she wants to do is run. Its kind of hard to see but her head and down her back is grayish.

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    This one is alot calmer. She is almost all black except for a little bit of reddish going down her back and what looks like the outline of a beard in white.

    So what colors do you guys think they are? Also when should i be able to tell their gender? Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  9. mrslb333

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    The yellow one is a silver and the dark one is a blue face, you should be able to sex them by 5-6 weeks if not a little sooner [​IMG]
     

  10. MotherMal13

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    Thanks! Ooooh i love the silver ones! They are so pretty. [​IMG]
     

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