Is this silver button quail a male or female?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by kovalines, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Male

    3 vote(s)
    17.6%
  2. Female

    14 vote(s)
    82.4%
  1. kovalines

    kovalines Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two button quails here, which supposed to be a couple. But the silver one ( the supposed female) has a white area under her chin, but I don't know if it's common or if it's a bilb. What do you think: male or female.

    P.S: s/he is 40 days old

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  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    i am gonna stick with female, they are setup in the "couple" position, in the wild they sit like this so they can keep an eye out for eachother, as i have come to understand, i can't make out the colors that great, and am in no way a cbbq expert
     
  3. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both appear to have a "bib" under their chin, so I'd say they are both male.
     
  4. centurion90

    centurion90 Out Of The Brooder

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    If hard to tell with a silver but the white chin has me leaning towards it being a male.
     
  5. kovalines

    kovalines Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh my gosh! In the poll they say female, but in the replies male. S/he sometimes kinda ''sings''. Like pee pee peeww. Only the males sing or do the females sing too?
     
  6. kovalines

    kovalines Out Of The Brooder

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    And his/her white mark under the chin is a bit different os the male's bib. The male's bib has a dark area, splitting the bib in two parts, and the females mark is full white. Not a heavy white, it's a light white.
     
  7. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he is crowing then there is no doubt he is a male. I don't raise buttons or anything, but I had a single male button for 4 years whose cage was in my bedroom (he was killed the female I got for him. He is still alive, I just gave him to a breeder that introduced him to an established flock where he is doing well.) and he crowed almost every single night at 10PM [​IMG]
     
  8. kovalines

    kovalines Out Of The Brooder

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    But a frind of mine, who's a Button Quail breeder said females crow too. What makes me confuse is the ''bib''. Because the bib uses to apear the the chick is bout 20 days(I saw a 20 days old chick, it was silver and he already had a bib). That's what makes me confuse. It is or not a bib?
     
  9. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure females don't crow, but I've been wrong before. It really does look like a bib... the other one is 100% male, so maybe it is a female, since they seem to be getting along in that photo
     
  10. kovalines

    kovalines Out Of The Brooder

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    The other I'm sure it's a male too. I'm starting to think that they're a couple. When I sepair them, the sart ''peeping'', calling the other one. And they always sleep side by side, just like this photograph!
     

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