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

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

  1. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Michigan
    I don't think you can feather sex a button... let me go to google and let ya know!
     
  3. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Michigan
    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 Out Of 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

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    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 Out Of 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

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    female buttons do not EVER have blue on them just an FYI
     

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