The Chinese Painted Quails - also known as buttonquails - Coturnix chinensis, formerly Excalfactoria chinensis resemble, but are unrelated to the true quails.
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The best explanation for this is that the color differences in chicks can be attributed to the individual ancestry of each quail. Back to Top My button has lumps of dried droppings on the ends of his toes. A 4' x 1' fishtank can comfortably hold 1 male and females. How do you tell male from female? Males are small and slim; they are never heavy bodied birds.
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What do I feed them? Must be some sort of biological mutation because of not being able to reproduce, or something :S? Button-quails are often seen in small groups foraging during the daytime together, and nesting at night by hiding in nooks amongst the leaf mulch.