Need some help ID'ing some buttons....

Discussion in 'Quail' started by peewee, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. peewee

    peewee Songster

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    Got roped into some buttons a few weeks ago and I was wondering if anyone can help me ID them. I swore that I would not do these little guys again but they were so cute. [​IMG]
    Sorry the pics aren't all that great but I was about to pull my hair out just trying to get these. Hope that they are enough to ID them. Boys or girls? Thanks for your help.

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    Bird 2
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    Bird 3
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    Bird 4 (there are two of these)
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    Bird 5
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  2. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Songster

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    I don't think you can feather sex a button... let me go to google and let ya know!
     
  3. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
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    Supposedly if there are red vent feathers, then it is a male. (Excepting whites.)

    Suppposedly the males make a weird air noise that can distinguish them as well.

    Also, bibs that are creamy are hens and bibs that are pure white are males (supposedly.)

    Hope it helps![​IMG]
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    #'s 2, 3, and 4 are all males. #'s 2 & 3 are both blueface, #4 looks like either a wild or a golden pearl. #5 is a female, redbreast. I can't tell for sure on #1, it looks like a female, but the blue breast would almost certainly mean male. I'd need a better picture of that one to be sure, and another pic of #4's back to tell if it's wild or g.p. [​IMG]
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I posted #1 to a friend of mine on Facebook, Crystal Brooks. She should know what that one is [​IMG]
     
  6. quailmaster

    quailmaster In the Brooder

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    Picture#1 is a blue breasted male,also wild type.
    Pic#2,3 are both blue face, but don't know if male or female.
    Pic#4 is also a blue breasted male.
    Pic#5 is a female red breasted.
    I hope this helps. You have really neat button quail, like the colors.[​IMG]
     
  7. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Picture#1 Wild Male young
    Pic#2 Blue Face Male
    Pic#3 Blue Face Male
    Pic#4 Wild male
    Pic#5 Golden Red breasted Female

    button quails are easiest sexed by the red vent feathers (other then white and some splash)
    males make a air sound also -- kind of sounds like wind though a crack in door
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:#'s 2 & 3 are both males, hence the blue on their breasts and faces. Females would be just the brown with black coloring [​IMG]
     
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  9. quailmaster

    quailmaster In the Brooder

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    Thanks shelleyd2008, I didn't know how to tell the difference becuase I never had the blue face mutation before.[​IMG]
     
  10. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    female buttons do not EVER have blue on them just an FYI
     

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