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interesting cinnamon red breasted male

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Akane, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    I know this button carries the genes for cinnamon and red breasted. The red breasted is obvious now. As a chick he looked exactly like the cinnamon hen he's in with. Matched all the pics of cinnamon chicks identically, started to feather out cinnamon colored, I finally could tell them apart when he started to get red breast feathers a couple weeks ago, and then suddenly in the past week his back feathers have gotten darker and darker until they are a bluish color. Except the ends of his wings! I haven't seen any splash or pied showing anywhere in my buttons. None of them show splash markings and the light sections of his wings aren't pure white. They are cinnamon colored with slightly darker brown markings.

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    Here's a short vid:
    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v244/aqh88/quail/button pen 2/?action=view&current=SANY1401.flv

    (ignore the spots on the glass... This pen is the next one due for cleaning but I ran out of vinegar to wipe it down)
     
  2. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    GR MI: TN bound!
    He is nice looking hard to see with the lighting thou I see the cinnamon colors very nice. Wish I could get the video to work on dumb phone! Cinnamons are my favorite
     
  3. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. ButtonQuailHeaven

    ButtonQuailHeaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The reason your male looked like the Cinnamon hen he is with is that they are both Cinnamon Red Breasteds. Plus the major color change that he went through is exactly what all of the Cinnamons go through and actually what all male Buttons go through. It just seems more pronounce in the Cinnamons because their base colors are so light. His lighter flight feathers are normal too. They all have that. All Button chicks look like females at first then as they develop they get the male coloring. That is why the males change so much and the females don't. Anyway, your male did exactly what he was supposed to. They are both very pretty! The Cinnamon Red Breasteds are one of my favorites. The CRB males have the most red on them even more so than the regular Red Breasted. Good luck with them!!
     
  5. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    I know the color change is normal and that they all look the same as chicks. I was just mentioning they looked the same to prove he was cinnamon since once the red breasted cinnamon males feather out there is usually no cinnamon color left and they just look like red breasted with some extra red feathers. His wing tips are not changing though. They are staying cinnamon colored. I noticed in the pics you can see some much lighter feathers in the female that aren't noticeable off the camera until you know where to look. They are a lighter cinnamon color than the rest. Which is nearly white on her.
     
  6. ButtonQuailHeaven

    ButtonQuailHeaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you pull out any Cinnamon Red Breasted males wings you will see cinnamon flight feathers. They just tend to be tucked up some in pictures that you see. There are also some variations in the Cinnamon Red Breasted hens in lightness to darkness of feathering just like there are in the regular Red Breasted hens. Here is a pic of one of my Cinnamon Red Breasted males to show his lighter flight feathers:

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    Also you can for sure tell the difference of the Cinnamon Red Breasted males and regular Red Breasted males as adults besides the more red feathers. Cinnamon Red Breasted males heads are brownish and regular Red Breasted males heads are black. This is very noticeable and good since it would stink if you couldn't tell them apart as adults. Since I posted a pic of my Cinnamon Red Breasted and you can notice his brownish head. Here is a pic of a regular Red Breasted to show his black head:

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  7. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they when the males start turning to their adult coloring?

    Nice buttons by the way.. didnt mean to hijack [​IMG]
     
  8. ButtonQuailHeaven

    ButtonQuailHeaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually they start to turn at about 3 weeks old and then keep developing it for several weeks and are usually finished around 8 weeks old or so. The Cinnamon males and their variations seem to take the longest.
     

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