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Leg bands for Button Quails?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by xxSonja, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. xxSonja

    xxSonja Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, im just wondering if anyone has leg bands on their buttons?
    Im thinking about banding mine to help ID who is who, but im not sure what size to use.. any suggestions?
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  2. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been putting bands on the boys for culling.
    Not sure of size
    they come in 5,6,7,8, so on
    I bought the next to the smalliest.
    I have A&M they are now 8 weeks old and still have them on.
    Are bottons smaller than A&M?
     
  3. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    When I got my Buttons, two of the males were banded with those colorful tiny zipties.
     
  4. quailbrain

    quailbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get legs bands from the nfss

    http://www.nfss.org/bands/index.html


    Button Quail need XB. Button quail are so low to the ground you need to be careful of bandind. Flight cage birds do good banded because they don't have as much chance of debris getting caught but buttons can get debris caught easily and cause infections if not removed.
     
  5. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Button Quail are much tinier than A&M or any other Coturnix. They would be of no value whatsoever for eating.
    They are about the size of a Sparrow.

    David
     
  6. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    owing quail is new to me. Dad hunted them and I ate them.
    I just processed my 1st quail, eating them tonight.
    I've never seen Buttons
    they sound cute, Now I think I ask a dumb question.
     
  7. quailbrain

    quailbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never a dumb question! [​IMG] Button quail are some of the smallest quail in the world [​IMG]
     
  8. xxSonja

    xxSonja Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone, i'm still fairly new to having button quails so there will probably be alot of simple question coming from me, esspecially since ive already got 4 x 1 week old babies hatched by my female. So darn cute!! i knew they were gonna be small but Oh my Gosh, they are TINY!
     
  9. goodheart101

    goodheart101 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just put a little mark on their heads with a perm. marker. A different color per cage. So when I let them out of their cage to run around I know whose who. lol If they are too dark I put a little dot on their leg. It works for me, but I might check the bands out. [​IMG]
     

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