Wondering if my inexperienced eyes really picked out a female Button ?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by khemokhrowd, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. khemokhrowd

    khemokhrowd New Egg

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    So this is my attempt at picking out a female Button Quail, did I fail? I keep second guessing myself. I am sure about the male I picked to go with "her", but this one has me guessing : )
    Also, what would you call the color of this individual?
    Thank you so much!

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  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    that's a hen, looks like a redbreasted [​IMG]
     
  3. khemokhrowd

    khemokhrowd New Egg

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    That was fast! Thank you. I feel not so inadequate now : ) !
    Thank you again, and have a great day!
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Yes, definitely a girl! In the future, you can tell with other colors by checking the vent feathers. Males will have red, rust, or pink colored feathers, females do not. Or you could just keep getting ones that look like that one, then you know you're safe! [​IMG]
     

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