This is a variety that
I discovered in 1996. It was just a matter of time before this
unique combination appeared. Smoky=Cinnamon
X Slate combination. The birds are lighter than Slate with a
very mottled grey, usually a light colored head and back and
darker sides. It can be a double factor or single factor and
it breeds true.
FACE-CINNAMON or BLUE FACE-FAWNCONTRASTY
COMBINATION, This mixture
of Fawn or Cinnamon and blue face is again one of the best combinations
we have made. The males arecinnamon
brown or frosted fawn/silver on the back andwings
with a steel blue head, face and breast. Hens are a cinnamon-brown
or frosted fawn/silver all over.
BLUE FACE GREY FORM (AKA LAVENDER) We
also have our own selection of Cinnamon Blue Face that which
is a very distinctive form which is mostly grey with brown scaleing
on each feather. The GREY CINN. BLUE FACE hens are exceptionally
attractive. Currently these are only available from our farm!
RED BREASTED (a new
Red Breasted combination with Cinnamon) It has taken me 2+ years
to produce this combination. The females have pale grey bars
on a light cream color body, NICE! and the males are light brown
with bright rust red breast color all underneath as well as on
the sides and back. This variety shows the most red color of
any of the Button Quail.
RED BREASTED BLUE FACEOne
of our newest colors. Similar to cinnamon blue face but males
have lots of red mixed in the breast and bellyand
hens have typical markings Red Breasted markings in a dark chestnut
red. Nice This is essentially a Single factor Rusty Nail (see
The Cinnamon Pearl combination
brightensthe cinnamon mutation
to its best. These quail are light cinnamon- orange color throughout.
The crown is very bright, and the body color is very bright with
grey barring. I considerthis
to be one of the most colorful new varieties! Customers seem
to prefer them also!
This color was a spontaneous
mutation which occurred and was establishedin
our aviaries in 1987. Females
are buff to tan, with bold black barring on each feather from
head to tail resembling the pattern of barred rock chickens.
Males have the face mostlyblack
with no white markings, and the breast is completely red from
the throat to the vent. The wings also have extensive red feathers,
making the males appear half red, half black from side or front
view. This is certainly the most outstanding color variety we
have seen. The hens can be MORE
attractive than the males.
combination with the Golden Pearl mutation !)Males
are similar to regular Red Breasted but have a blacker face and
throat, with almost now white, extra nice ones have a completely
black face, However, females have a reverse color pattern of
regular red breast hens. The
hens are light and bright birds!
Jeff Bridges of CO coined the name Darth Vader after his own
selection of these extra dark Red Breasted Button Quail.
color variety is new, even for us. It represents a carefull genetic
selection from within our White Buttons. The Splashed Buttons
are as you would expect a pied to appear. They are white and
colored. The best marked birds are 50% White and 50% Color but
are very hard to produce. Most have just colored feathers scattered
on upper surface. Silver