Mixing button quail colors

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CreamBruelle, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. CreamBruelle

    CreamBruelle Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 26, 2016
    If you have a pen with different colors of button quail, will the offspring look like true colors or will they be random looking?
  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2015
    Some mutations can be displayed together in the same bird and so it might be difficult to determine which exact mutations the bird is displaying.
    Be aware that in most cases it's best to keep buttons in pairs or small groups with one roo and a few hens. Some seem to make it work with several roos and several hens in large enclosures, but it's not the way the birds would live in the wild and it's likely to stress them.

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