My Button Quails Are Sneaky!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by BirdBoy88, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    My button quail teens are almost 5 weeks old they have all the feathers and everything but i've been trying to see whos a boy and whos a girl. so far i can only spot one boy.. he's the only on with a bib.. i told Jenn * JKcove08 * i would send her pics of them but they wont stay still and there to fast to catch... and i hear the males crow but they only will crow when i'm not looking at them [​IMG]

    They wait till i walk away and soon i start doing something i here atleast 2 maybe 3 males crow then soon i walk up to the avairy there all just standing there looking at me like ummm hi again? ....... lol

    My uncle wants a pair and thats one of the reasons i've been on them like a hawk cuz i don't want to give him to females

    *Edit for spelling*
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2008
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    The white bib is a give-away... you sure you only have one with a bib? [​IMG] I just sit there and whistle at them, and eventually one will crow or chortle back. [​IMG]
     
  3. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Some of the darker chocolate color teens have a black ring on there neck but i'm not sure if it's the bib or just the color

    Then i have 1 maybe 2 with a white neck but no black line in the middle?

    i've whistled before but my finches love that so they sound off when i do and i can't hear if any button males will whistle back..lol
     
  4. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I don't have any with a black line in the middle [​IMG] ... I'd say any that have white around the neck are your males. But one more week and they should be fully mature.
     
  5. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post pictures of them and maybe people who have and raise buttons can help you sex them according to the bib.

    -Kim
     
  6. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    K i'll post pics of the male.. then of another 2 that i think are males
     

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