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Is this button quail a male or a female?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Laney3535, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. Laney3535

    Laney3535 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The feed store was guessing it os almost 2 years old [​IMG]
     
  2. Laney3535

    Laney3535 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heres another pic [​IMG]
     
  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Male
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  4. cassjade6064

    cassjade6064 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would guess male too
     
  5. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Obviously male, yes. The red color on his belly is not present in females. I'm guessing he's cinnamon red breasted, but I'm not an expert when it comes to colors.
     
  6. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks more like the normal coloring to me.But males will have red and hens will not.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  7. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's not normal, that much I can tell, as I have those myself. They have an obvious pattern to the back feathers and two parallel stripes, one on each side of the spine. And a darker brown base color to the feathers on the back. Also, the red color is more limited to the vent area and doesn't go up as far on the sides and breast. And of course they have more of the black and white pattern in the face/chin area..
     

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