HAMILTON & DISTRICT BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY INC.

HAMILTON & DISTRICT BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY INC.

Chinese Button Quail:

  • SEARCH THIS SITE

    The Chinese Painted or Button Quail (coturnix chinensis) or (excalfactoria chinensis) is the most popular Quail found in aviaries around the world, having many advantages over other species. It is colorful with a black and white face, a slate blue breast, and bright chestnut underparts, and being small it eats mainly mixed seed, and can be housed in a limited area. They are small, plump ground birds with stubby tails. Please read the documents below for more information. Some pictures of adults and babies we have bred are below.

    Sexing button quail for the most common mutations, the males have a bright white "bib" and more vibrant markings as shown in the 2 pictures below, including a reddish underside. Hens are much more muted in color. The bib is the part under the chin.

    Introduction Whats in a name Characteristics
    Feeding/Housing Our Breeding Procedure Incubating Eggs
    Breeding Introducing New Quail
    To Ones You Already Have
    Future

    ---------------------Adult Male & Female-------------------------------------------------------------------------------Adult Male-------------------------
    Male and Female Male

    Babies approx. 4 days old in Aquarium with plastic enclosure to hide in. Heating pad on medium under aquarium to provide warmth. You should also provide a heat lamp above like a lizard lamp to provide all around warmth since they do not have a parent to keep them warm. They require 85 to 90 degrees F. temperature for their first few weeks. The bottom is a fine sandpaper so they do not slip and get splayed legs. It should be fine enough so it does not harm their feet.
    Babies in Aquarium Babies in Aquarium

    -----------Babies approx. 1 1/2 weeks old.--------------------------Babies approx. 4 weeks old---------
    Babies Babies

    Other Quail Links with pictures.
    Check out the Finchworld site for more Quail pictures & info.
    Button Quail Home Page
    Garry P. Landry Finch breeder and Author of The Care, Breeding and Genetics of Button Quail.

    Bar

    SEARCH THIS SITE

    PicoSearch

    EMAIL

    E-Mail: berniehansen@sympatico.ca

    [ GO BACK ]

    GO [HOME PAGE]


    H&D Budgerigar Society Inc.