New Pics of the Button Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by marie_martin, May 27, 2008.

  1. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    They are 5 weeks old now. I had to separate the boys today from the girls because of the bare backs. I don't plan to hatch any right now and they are not even laying yet, so for now I plan to leave them separated until I decide who to pair up, etc. I still have to put shavings in the boys pen. These guys and girls are not easy to take pics of.

    The boys first:

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    And the girls, they were even harder to catch:

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    Any ideas on what the colors are called would be appreciated. Looks like most of the silver ones are red breasted? and the dark male is maybe a red breasted normal? I also have a red breasted normal hen? and a cinnamon? hen and several silver hens. In all I have 4 males and 6 females I think.

    Thanks for looking.

    Marie
     
  2. animal_lover

    animal_lover Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 2, 2008
    I wish someone wold reply to this, I am interested in what they are.....[​IMG]
     
  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I am hoping to get some next spring [​IMG] they're so pretty [​IMG]
     
  5. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    Thanks for the link. That is helpful. But they don't really have like the red breasted silver etc. Guess some are mixed colors and not recognized? I do like them though. I just hate that my girls all have bare backs right now. But maybe they will heal up nicely now that the boys are separated.

    Marie
     
  6. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I'm sure there are many more colors, I think those are just the ones they breed, but a good starting point. [​IMG] I'm sure as breeding the special colors gets more and more popular... more and more variations will pop up [​IMG]
     
  7. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    I am sure you are right. Here are a few more pics I finally got uploaded.

    Marie


    The girls:

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    The boys:

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    Hope you enjoy looking. They are great and make the sweetest sounds.

    Marie
     

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