In one of the Colorado button quail eggs, I got a surprise. All of my slates up to this point have been solid silver gray (males will have a few pink feathers near the vent/underside) or silver gray scalloped if slate pearl.
This male, has pink creeping up his belly, somewhat like a silver red breasted would…but blueface seems to mask colors so I’m not even sure if silver blueface red breasted is possible.
How to figure this out? Why cross him with a red breasted hen of course. Blueface can show up in one dose so I can still get slates even though only the male shows blueface. The female is a cinnamon red breasted. The female laid her first egg yesterday and I will be incubating eggs within the next week. Maybe I’ll have an answer to this question in a few weeks 🙂