Seperated buttons...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Bettacreek, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, tonight, I seperated the whites from the other three. I just want to make sure that nobody "cross" fertilizes the whites. I haven't had any eggs yet, from anybody, and they're going on 7 weeks. Anyways, after I pulled the two white birds out, somebody from the other tank (two males and one female) is crying incessantly. The one male is going to be removed so that it will be an ivory and a cinnamon pair in there, but I'm wondering why they would care that the whites are missing. The two boys aren't beating on each other, and the crier started almost as soon as I left the room with the whites. What's the deal?

    Also, what would cinnamon RB x ivory RB make? I'm assuming maybe some regular RB's, ivory RB's and cinnamon RB's. I remember BQH, you said that the ivory is a cinnamon x slate.

    And, with the whites being seperated, and once I get the extra male out of the other tank, will that speed up the process of egg laying since they'll be more comfortable?
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:probably [​IMG] lol *no help here lol*
     
  3. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Scratch what I said earlier. It's actually a really loud "pew, pew" noise, like a peep, but ungodly loud.
     
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  4. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Here, the noise this button is making is the noise mine were making...
     
  5. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    Mine makes that sound and she's a hen.

    ETA: It may have been the male when he was alive.
     
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  6. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Both of my boys do that, it's funny - but that is their "crow" I believe.

    Someone is feeling rather Manly [​IMG]

    It sounds like someone laughing, and it makes me and hubby laugh every time they "go off" in the sewing room.

    meri
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    that PEW is the crow [​IMG] thats a happy roo (hens someimes do it but rarely


    they're probably displaying their new found dominance in their cage [​IMG]
     
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  8. ButtonQuailHeaven

    ButtonQuailHeaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a contact call. They know their friend is not there anymore and they are trying to call them back. They will get over it in a bit. Boths males and females do it. Ivory is a mix of Silver and Cinnamon. Slate is a mix of Blue Face and Silver. You should get some nice babies out of that pairing. Pretty much the ones you said plus you can always get surprises not knowing their background. Buttons are very mixed with everyone trying for new colors all the time.
     
  9. monarc23

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    Quote:Pew is a contact call? Question then! LOL! When i had my male and my hen outdoors for the summer he'd PEW, I always thought it was part of crow song? There was no other buttons just him and his woman. Why did he do that? [​IMG]
     
  10. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks guys. I wasn't sure if maybe they had established a pair and I had ruined it and was going to cause some type of emotional distress or something, lol.

    BQH, if I keep the whites together, and provided that they haven't bred with the others (and, provided that they're actually a pair and reproduce), will I only get whites, or are there other colors that are recessive to the white?
     

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