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Gender and Type?

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"Dark-beak" wild brown coturnix


"Light-beak" wild brown coturnix


"Tibetan" Tibetan/Rosetta coturnix

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post #2 of 9

You should be able to tell by the breast feather. I believe red/orange means male and speckled means female. You should see it easily on the wild type if they are old enough. Not sure about the other colors they come in. I don't have any yet but I been reading up.


Edited by Quailgenes - 1/20/16 at 12:07pm

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post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by Quailgenes View Post

You should be able to tell my the breast feather. I believe red/orange means male and speckled means female. You should see it easily on the wild type if they are old enough. Not sure about the other colors they come in. I don't have any yet but I been reading up.
Okay thanks. So are all three male? They kinda have read feathers.
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As far as I can tell, none of those are 'wild types'. Probably all Tibetan or whatever it's called. So I think you'd need to wait till they mature and vent sex them.

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As far as I can tell, none of those are 'wild types'. Probably all Tibetan or whatever it's called. So I think you'd need to wait till they mature and vent sex them.
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post #6 of 9
Tibetan mutts. Cant be sexed by feather.
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Tibetan mutts. Cant be sexed by feather.
Thanks. Do you think they are male then?
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When i say they cant be sexed by feather i mean you cannot look at them and tell them apart. Youll either have to vent sex them or wait for the roos to start crowing.
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When i say they cant be sexed by feather i mean you cannot look at them and tell them apart. Youll either have to vent sex them or wait for the roos to start crowing.
Oh I'm sorry. I misread that. Thank you.
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