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2nd hen?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Alwayswantchics, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Alwayswantchics

    Alwayswantchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I thought I only had one female but apparently I have two. Need help identifying who the other female is. Can anyone tell just be looking at the eggs? I tried vent sexing and I can't do it. Breast sexing im apparently having trouble there too. Im sooooo new to this.I have a tuxedo, goldens, browns and an italian.
     
  2. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hard to tell which quail laid those eggs from this photo.
     
  3. Weirdness555

    Weirdness555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can tell you that those eggs were both definitely laid by a female [​IMG]
     
  4. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, other than vent sexing, there are 2 ways to find out which ones are hens (unless you are positive about one hen). The first way is to separate one quail from the rest in a quaratine cage. If you get an egg in the quarantine cage, then you've found your hen. I hatched 30 Texas A&Ms (which are only white) and as they grew, I put them into 4 cages. Then I sat nearby, and when one crowed, I reached in, pulled out the roo and put him into the "men only" cage. The dominant roo will stand up tall and stretch out when he crows. Males crow to asert their dominance over the rest, so it only took me 8 days to get them separated. And I have 22 hens separated into 4 cages, so until I had a total of 22 eggs a day, I suspected that some males were hiding amoung the hens.
    Hope this helps.
    Weirdness, you crack me up!!!
    James
     
  5. qlicer49

    qlicer49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get it, "crack" me up. Heh
     
  6. Weirdness555

    Weirdness555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought of that joke too [​IMG] It must be all that practise I've had on quail eggs
     

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