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Quail Noises....Odd Quail

post #1 of 8
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I have 4 jumbo coturnix quail. As far as I know, they are all female (they all have chest spots). Now the quail with the least amount of spots is making a weird croaking sound. She isn't crowing or anything like that. The other three chirp or trill while this one sounds like a really small bullfrog.

 

It's eating well and nothing seems to be wrong with it at all. We are averaging about 3 eggs a day between the 4 quails. Do I have a weird male? or maybe the legendary frog whisperer?

 

Any help would be appreciated!

Ben & Justin

 

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post #2 of 8

maybe a male after all?
Our male is called "noisy" ;) at first we thought she was female, too

post #3 of 8
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I thought all of them were female...the other three have a much larger section off spots on their chests while this one just has a small (maybe 1/2 inch) band. He's definitely not like the pictures I've seen where it's completely rust colored starting at the neck. A male would be a blessing though. I have wanted to expand our flock.

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post #4 of 8
Does (s)he have any rusty colours at all?
post #5 of 8
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Very little, but there is some.

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post #6 of 8
I'd say its a male, because of the 3 eggs as well. We have 3 female and 3 eggs a day smile.png
post #7 of 8
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I just wanted to update everyone about the quail croaking. I have 4 quail and all of them are female. All four of them croak like frogs and all of them make very loud sounds. I've never heard a male quail crow, so I'm not sure what that sounds like, but in case anyone ever finds this in a search, a croaking quail does not mean it's male.

 

Also, the amount of speckled feathers on females can vary. I had 3 females with A LOT of speckled breast feathers and one female with only an inch or so of speckled breast feathers. 

 

Thanks everyone for your help!

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post #8 of 8

My hens occasionally croak like frogs or sound like crickets, and sometimes they kind of trill. The crowing of males is very distinctive, you can't mistake that. It sounds like crowing. 

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