I've got Buttons!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by awesomefowl, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    I'm hoping my dad will let me buy a pair of Button Quail [​IMG] from a nearby 4-H member who is breeding his. [​IMG] I 'd have the choice of Cinnamon Pied or Blue-breasted Pied. Anyone have pictures of these colors? IF I can get them! [​IMG]
     
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  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    pied as in pied or tuxedo pied?
     
  3. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Quote:I'm assuming so.
     
  4. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    I got the button quail! [​IMG] They're.....I've forgotten what the color is called already. [​IMG] Very cute! They are in a borrowed hamster cage for now; I'm planning on building one of my own ASAP.
    Their names are Pyramus and Thisbe, after the old Greek myth (tragic lovers:rolleyes: [​IMG]).

    Anyway, here is Thisbe:

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    And handsome Pyramus:

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    I'll take some better photos later.

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  5. animal8

    animal8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Very gorgeous looking birds [​IMG] So adorable!! I'm really no expert, but they kind of look like red breasted buttons...not sure. There are a couple of button experts on here, so they'll definitely know [​IMG]

    Just a quick question, what is the bar size like on the cage? I was thinking of keeping some Coturnix quail in a rabbit cage that's like a large form of the hamster cage, but I'm worried the bar size will be too big for them...Any ideas? [​IMG]

    Glad you got the quail. Hope everything goes alright for you [​IMG]
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Those are Golden pearl Red Breasteds [​IMG]
     
  7. animal8

    animal8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What markings are specific to that type? I've been trying to learn all the different colour types for Button and Coturnix quail [​IMG]
     
  8. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Quote:The cage I borrowed until I build my own IS a hamster (or gerbil) cage. I believe the bars are 1/2", which keeps them in fine. I wouldn't go much larger though. If you were going to use a cage with larger (2"+) bars, I'd make a covering out of window screen (Mrs. Fluffy Puffy has cage like that on her BYC page, I think) or hardware cloth, at least around the bottom. (The person I got the quail from pulls out their primary flight feathers so they can't hop up and bash themselves against the top of the cage).
    The cage also has branches inside it so the quails have a place to hide.
    I'll post some photos once I build my cage. Pyramus and Thisbe have calmed down (somewhat) since last night. But I may move the cage into my room so they can have more quiet.
     
  9. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    Quote:The cage I borrowed until I build my own IS a hamster (or gerbil) cage. I believe the bars are 1/2", which keeps them in fine. I wouldn't go much larger though. If you were going to use a cage with larger (2"+) bars, I'd make a covering out of window screen (Mrs. Fluffy Puffy has cage like that on her BYC page, I think) or hardware cloth, at least around the bottom. (The person I got the quail from pulls out their primary flight feathers so they can't hop up and bash themselves against the top of the cage).
    The cage also has branches inside it so the quails have a place to hide.
    I'll post some photos once I build my cage. Pyramus and Thisbe have calmed down (somewhat) since last night. But I may move the cage into my room so they can have more quiet.

    [​IMG] good luck with that. Your going to love it when they settle in and the male decides to crow at 3 o'clock in the morning. lol
    My blue breasted pair is in an aquarium in my room, and (i don't mind but...) my pair likes to make noise in the middle of the night.
     
  10. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
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    Quote:beautiful birds, i've been thinking about getting a pair of buttons to have something nice to look at in the house.
     

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