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What breed of quail are these? Link provided, Price okay?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by taraann81, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    I am looking for button quail! Just because they are so darn cute!
    http://london.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAd?Ad...850067,177846076,166911566,177847991,17784565

    What are these? And if they are what I am looking for, my aunt will have to pick them up as she is much closer to them than me( but she knows nothing about birds)! I need to tell her how to sex them. Also what is a good male female ratio( and for that matter what do you call male/female quail...hens and roos?)
     
  2. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    button quail.
    males will have like a patch under their chin that is white with a black stripe, you'll get a pic soon [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    in the pic of them do you see the 5th bird from the left(brownish) that is the male, look on its neck, it has the white patch with black stripe
     
  4. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    sorry I keep posting! lol but the pic of the single bird is also a male
     
  5. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Will 8 females and 1 male give me okay fertility?

    Thanks for the replies guys!!!
     
  6. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    Quote:no, button quail need a 1 to 3 ratio and to be on the safe side it should even be 1 to 2 or even 50/50
     
  7. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    REALLY? Thats alot of males? Can they all be kept in the same smallish enclosure if I get say, ( females and 3 males? Or do the breeding trios need seperate enclosures?
     
  8. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    Quote:they can be together
     
  9. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    Each hen will give you an egg a day(as a general rule) you could get 5 females and 3 males or 6 females and 3 males to ensure good fertility.
     
  10. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Thanks. I told my aunt to try to pick 3 males and 9 females. I would love to see couturnix quail eggs and button quail eggs compared side by side in a picture.
     

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