Please help me ID this unique button quail *PIC HEAVY*

Discussion in 'Quail' started by LilRalphieRoosmama, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    I hatched this about 10-12 weeks ago from my regular stock which consists of the normal "wilds", a silver, lots of whites, darth vaders (I think) and white/silver splash combos. How I got this one, I'll never know but I'd love to make more! It's hard to tell from the pics because my camera AND the photographer (ie me) are lousy, but it is not reddish at all - that's because I had the incandescent bulb setting on my camera. It is tan, white, and black speckly. What do you think?

    These were taken today:

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    These were taken a week or two ago with the incandescent setting - same bird:

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  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I ended up with one just like that from my last hatch...I'd love to know what it is too!
     
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Aren't they pretty? I just can't stop staring at it!!! Let's see yours!
     
  4. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Brookings Oregon
    To me it looks like a red breasted hen.. But it also looks like she has some pearl type markings too..

    Im not totally sure though.. Im kind of a beginner.. But that is what she looks like to me..
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It is a darth vader hen. A darth vader is aka golden redbreast. [​IMG]

    Actually, according to this site, it looks like it may just be normal redbreasted. There are many pictures on that site of redbreasted variations.
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2009
  6. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I'll try to get a pic of her tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  7. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    I checked out that site and while it kinda looks like the darth vader hens, it's more barred. Possible though because I have darth vader males. Definitely not a rose breasted hen. There are others from the same hatch though that are so thanks for sending the link!
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I say darth vadar hen because of the black head and the pretty coloring. I love darth vadar and redbreasted hens [​IMG]
     
  9. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Looks like a golden red breast to me
     

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