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My first ever Quail hatched 11/02/2010 New pictures 12/15/2010

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Soaring Chicks, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Henderson,NC
    Hello,
    I had 4 hatch and they are Button Quail. Very Cute!
    I got the feed and that stuff for this age what I don't know is all the rest. I'm getting a little of this and a little of that from all I've read. So any help input would be great. Also I'm dieing to know what colors I have ! They are all diff. colors. Love help with that!!
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    [​IMG] This is bubble bee zips around like one. LOL
    [​IMG] The one on right.
    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2010
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats On The New Fuzz Ballz!


    Sorry I Dont Do Mini Quail , So I Cant Help With Colors.... But Shelley Or Alex Will Be Here Anytime- They Can Help [​IMG]
     
  3. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Henderson,NC
    thanks I think I just found a new hobby! I just have really been taken by them.
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    First one is either a normal blue breasted or red breasted (can't tell until first molt)

    Second looks like like a silver Blue face

    Third with the dark rump is a red breast hen

    Last photo on the right is also red breast hen
     
  5. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Henderson,NC
    WOW! Thanks! How in the world can you tell the yellow and brown ones are females?
    With that said, they do seem to be a little bigger. The other 2 are slimmer. Is that how?
    The blue breasted or red breasted the one they call wild colors?
    I have to look them up now. LOL
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Yes, the blue breasted is the normal (wild-type) color
    The red breasted occurred naturally in the wild as well...looks like a blue breasted, just with extended red from the vent
    The red breasted females are the only ones you will be able to tell females just how the colors are [​IMG]

    I have adult pics on my website right now. Working on chick id for the buttons.
     
  7. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Henderson,NC
    Quote:So it's the color of them that you can tell.
    Sweet I'll check out your site ! Thanks soo much! [​IMG]
     
  8. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Henderson,NC
    updated pics!
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    [​IMG] Bummble Bee
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  9. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Wild
    Silver
    and two Red Breasteds

    CUTE!
     
  10. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Henderson,NC
    Thanks ! When can I start to handle them to tame them down some. Just to the point I can handle them to clean out the cage with out them hurting their selves. I know when babies not to handle do to the bones and hips. Do you still think male(wild) 2 female red breasted and the silver? when can I tell on that one?
     

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