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Please help ID Button Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Pawpaws Aviary, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. Pawpaws Aviary

    Pawpaws Aviary Out Of The Brooder

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    New to all this...could y'all help ID our first hatching of quail.....THANKS

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  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure about the first one, some kind of cinnamon I think. 2nd and 3rd are probably wild colored. Last one is golden pearl, possibly also red breasted.
     
  3. Pawpaws Aviary

    Pawpaws Aviary Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your help. If anyone else has any ID's please let me know. How about the sex? As I said we just beginning and trying to learn! Thanks again
     
  4. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 and 4 are males - you can tell from the 'bib' (black and white markings on the chin), rust red feathers on their underside and the blue-gray feathers on their sides. All 3 are things you don't find in females. Females might have a light colored area on the chin, they might have a white area, the area might have a black border - but you don't see the full black and white pattern as on those two males. Not all males have them, though. But unless the male is white on the belly (tuxedo or all white) you will always see rust colored feathers around the vent, so that's my preferred way to sex them. The rust colored feathers will be more pale if the bird is silver, cinnamon or another dilute variety, but they will still be there.
    3 is an obvious female, 1 is probably female but the picture isn't the best.
     

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