i have this very strange button quail. it is now about 5-6 months old and it has always been female or so i thought (white vent feathers,never trying to mate with other females and never crowing just cooing) but it never laid eggs and it would never allow a male to mate with it so i figured it was unfertile and kept it alone since all the other birds it went with would attack it. she was alone for a long long time untill i hatched a single button chick who turned out to be a female and ended up being terrafied of males so about 3 weeks ago i thought what the heck and put these two lonesome birds together and they took right away! cuddling and eating together im happy and plan on keeping them together. but this past week i noticed somthing odd my so called unfertile female has begun crowing along with my other males in the mornings and then tonight i picked her up after seh flew out of the cage while watering them i noticed it has suddenly begun to grow red vent feathers!!?? now for the first 6 months of this birds life its had white vent feathers none of the rest of its body is changing colors?? i am begining to wonder if this bird is a hermaphrodite? (containing both male and female sexual organs) or does this sometimes happen? as far as i know though there has been no mateing between them though? anyone ever encounter somthing like this??