What are breeding habits of button quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Soaring Chicks, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Henderson,NC
    Ok , my buttons are 5 weeks old. I know they can start to lay soon.
    Hubby thinks he might have saw them mating. So that is why we need answers.
    Do they breed like chickens or do they kinda twine toghter?
    thanks!
     
  2. Sushi

    Sushi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like chickens. I'm certain there's a video on youtube if you search buttons quails on there.
     
  3. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Henderson,NC
    ok thats what I thought. Hubby saw them with the wings locked together and moved together like a dance.
    Would this be courtship?
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The males will strut around like a mini turkey (courting), breeding is the male grabbing the back of the female's head and holding on tight [​IMG]
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Have you paired them up yet?
     
  6. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Henderson,NC
    Ok , Thanks. I did not see what they were doing so I'm just going by what he said. I'll keep a eye out for that. Maybe they are just starting to want to pair up and he was herding her around.? Thanks everyone.
     
  7. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Henderson,NC
    NO, With hatching chick orders and Thanksgiving I have not even thought about it. The only one with out specs on the breast is the silver(POS BLUE FACE) They did all this in the am. No fighting or picking on each other. They all (all 4) walk around scratching ,short flights. they do everything together. Should I pair them up now?
     

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