Sexing button quail

TG2010

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Jul 7, 2022
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Hey i just got 3 new button quail there 8 weeks old 2 are a grey blue color and the other one is like a dark grey and rusty red none of them have the bib that the male are known for......they all get along i have experience with other quail just not these little ones i know about checking the vents but there not the tamest of birds and im affaid to hurt them lol and help or suggestions would be awsome
 
Pics would help.

Not all male button quail have bibs. The red color would indicated male. Blue indicates male, but sometimes a certain degree of grey-blue occurs on a female.
 
Not the greats pic
 

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The the dark grey and rust red one
 

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Ok thanks as long as i got one of each i figure they would have been showing signs of mating or even an egg or 2 but nothing i was starting to wonder if i had 3 males
 
Ok thanks as long as i got one of each i figure they would have been showing signs of mating or even an egg or 2 but nothing i was starting to wonder if i had 3 males
Starting to lay eggs at 8 weeks is typical for Buttons, but I have had some that begin at 10 or 11 weeks. They'll probably start in the next month, especially with lots of light. Also, with only a few quail, you might not see much signs of mating, unless you watch them all day long, especially if they've just started
 
Would y’all tell me if I have two males? I tried the turning them upside down to check and the dark one has a bigger area than the silver (that’s definitely a male) they are in the same cage I was told they were male & female. They get along great I’m just not sure & really hope it’s male & female.
 

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