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Newbie on Button Quail...question?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Cindiloohoo, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    How the heck do you sex them? I have only had jumbo Borwns before these, and they sound WAYYY different, that was how I used to sex them, and then of course via the chest spots on browns. But, buttons...I have no idea. I have heard a couple sounding like they are laughing at me when I walk by...is that their crow? They are cute and all, but I don't want too many males. I only have 6 birds at the moment, and they haven't started laying yet. Do they lay around 8 weeks too? Anyway...guess that is enough questions for now [​IMG] HELP [​IMG]
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Males will have a wind sounding crow or a pew pew pew laughing sound. Females can laugh too. A good indicator on males is red feathers anywhere on the body, mostly on the vent. Red breast, some on wings, vent.
     
  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Okay, thanks! Going to look. The little laugh/crow is adorable. 2 out of 6 do that....could I be so lucky to just have 2 males?!?! [​IMG]
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:SEEINGS HOW THEY ARE KEPT IN PAIRS THAT MAY NOT BE SO LUCKY....
     
  5. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Quote:SEEINGS HOW THEY ARE KEPT IN PAIRS THAT MAY NOT BE SO LUCKY....

    Well it doesn't matter now because I am pretty sure I have 3 and 3 [​IMG]
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    THAT WOULD BE SWEET [​IMG]

    I HOPE THATS THE CASE FOR YOU [​IMG]
     
  7. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Quote:I have 3 with a good bit of blue on their chests and those three have little rusty reddish colored vents and the other three don't have reddish feathers at all.
     

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