I'm confused about button quail colors

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Shellybean02, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. Shellybean02

    Shellybean02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What confuses me specifically is the difference between red breasted and blue face red breasted. One of my hens looks like a regular red breasted. I also have a hen and roo that look like blue face red breasteds. Do blue face red breasted buttons carry the blue face gene? What does a male regular red breasted look like, or is it just a wild colored male with extra red on him? All help is appreciated!
     
  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there

    A red breasted roo is just that - a regular looking roo where the red color extends to the breast and possibly a bit further than usual in other directions as well. You can see a picture of one here:
    http://featheredobsessions.com/CBBQ_-_RED_BREASTED.php
    That one lacks some of the white markings around the face, but I don't think that is caused by influence of the blue face gene. It seems that many red breasted males look like that, but I have seen pictures of some I believe to be red breasted, with normal head markings too.
     
  3. Shellybean02

    Shellybean02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright. I will try and post pictures of my quail. Thanks for responding!
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    I'll post a picture of my roo when i get a good current pic.
     
  4. Shellybean02

    Shellybean02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never mind that, I was able to open up the picture you posted and saw that it looks exactly like Tango(my roo)
     
  5. DK newbie

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    Very interestingly looking hens! The top one does seem to have red breasted markings, no blue face, but its color seems to be very light. I don't see anything red breasted in the second one, but I don't know what to call her color..
     
  6. Shellybean02

    Shellybean02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the pictures I took today. Kilo had a pretty bad boink a while ago but is mostly healed.
     
  7. Shellybean02

    Shellybean02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I guess what I'm really asking is, what would the male version of X-Ray look like? Kilo and Tango looked similar as babies, so I know that they are both the same color, whatever it is called (red breasted, golden red breasted, black or blue face red breasted, darth vader...). But X-Ray became a mommy - Tango is daddy - and has two chicks that look like her (with possibly a few more coming along soon) and I want to know what the males will look like. I have a good idea of what the colors of the ones that look like their dad Tango and their aunt Kilo, when they were chicks, will look like. As a reminder here are the quails' colors:
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    X-Ray mommy, twins look like mini her. Kilo auntie, one twin looks like mini her. Tango daddy color, one twin looks like mini him.
    Hold up... are X-Ray and Kilo the same color, just a different variation??? And that would mean that the males are the same for both colors? If that is true... MIND BLOWN!
    I can't get ahead of myself yet hehe.
    All help appreciated!
     
  8. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tango is normal red-breasted. Kil looks to be a light version of red-breast as well. X Ray is either a golden pearl or normal hen. If I could see a close up of her feather pattern I could tell for sure. :)
     
  9. Shellybean02

    Shellybean02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So they are different versions of the same color... woah... good to know! Can golden pearl chicks look like red breasted chicks? X-Ray had a very dark head and back, with a bit of yellow on her belly and chin. pair6chicks3.jpg (800×600) she looked a bit like these babies, but with a few feathers coming in and a lot darker. Dont golden pearl chicks look golden with black stripes going down their backs?
     

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