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Confused about the sex of my quails

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I recently purchased three young 'female quails' but now I'm questioning whether they are female or not (I think at lest one is definitely male).

http://imgur.com/7s8TeZk
http://imgur.com/AD3dfM2
http://imgur.com/ZsoLpKj

I took some photos of them. Please give me some tips on identifying them. Thanks!
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First 2 are females, 3rd one looks like a male. That color the females have speckled chests and males have plain orange chests and more defined face markings. Some (especially young) males will have some speckles on their chest, they should disappear after a molt.

 

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17+ pigeons, about 20 coturnix quail, 10 chickens and 2 angora rabbits
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^^ I agree with Lozuufy. The first two are hens; the third is a male. Once the birds settle in, I'm sure the male will start crowing and confirm your suspicions. :) 

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