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How do you sex button quail and coturnix quail? Thanks.

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post #2 of 14
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Anyone?

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Originally Posted by devin0 

Anyone?


By color, by actions or by vent squeezing.

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Mother to a 4yr old, 3 dogs, cat, Blue Black Buff Lavender and Paint Silkies, Pair of Easter Eggers, and Rabbits. God is Great!

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Mother to a 4yr old, 3 dogs, cat, Blue Black Buff Lavender and Paint Silkies, Pair of Easter Eggers, and Rabbits. God is Great!

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post #5 of 14

http://whitehousequail.com/?page_id=34 Sexing Coturnix Quail. Hope it helps! smile

post #6 of 14

I was going to say you should start with dinner and possibly a movie, maybe some Game Bird crumbles....You should go with someone elses advice though

post #7 of 14

Grab a 6 pack of cold beers. Plop your lawn chair next to the quail pen and wait to see who crows.

7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
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7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
My micro-farm blog - www.bluefeatherfarm.blogspot.com
Duck pond and biofilter information- http://tinyurl.com/lfgeg9
The Double-Decker Brooder Thread- http://tinyurl.com/nf8zm5
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post #8 of 14

The best way is to just squeeze their vent, if white foamy stuff comes out, it's a male.

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Wife to a Patient Loving Husband, Mother to 6 children and 3 Grandchildren.  Breeders of Black, Blue, Blue Partridge, Partridge, Buff, Paint, Porcelain, Splash, White and AOV Silkies.  www.elitesilkies.com
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post #9 of 14

Is it normal for a hen to mount another hen??? or do I just have strange birds? I thought I knew what was in the pen until this stuff started happening. She is bald as all get out from gettin mated, and yet she mounts other hens.

post #10 of 14

I had some male quail bald because the other dominating males plucked them bald.  You need to vent sex the bald one and see if the foamy stuff comes out of the vent.  It's simple to do, kind of like milking.  You don't have to do it very hard at all.

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