What is the difference between king quail and button quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by qlicer49, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. qlicer49

    qlicer49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look the same from what I've seen.
     
  2. TheWeeBee

    TheWeeBee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    King quail and chinese painted button quail are the same species (coturnix chinesis). If you're talking about the more generic term (button) for these tiny quail, there are quite a number of subspecies.
     
  3. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they are the same. This link has more info about their subspecies.
    James
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2013

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