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A&M Quail question...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by sniper338, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. sniper338

    sniper338 Songster

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    Im just curious for giggles...

    I have my jmf eggs hatching and have both brown coturnix and a&m...

    With the a&m many have a black dot on the head and there is a few that dont.... these chicks are only a day old/two days.... I noticed that my adult birda I have the roos only have the black dot and my female does not....

    Is this a tale tale sign at an early age of male/female?.. or is there no way of knowing until they grow up?
     

  2. Ironsun10

    Ironsun10 In the Brooder

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    Hi,

    I'm afraid not, both males ♂ and females ♀ have patches on them. You'll have to wait until 5/6 weeks old when ♂ start to crow, or ♀ start laying.

    Ironsun.
     
  3. sniper338

    sniper338 Songster

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    Thats what I thought but wasnt sure...
     

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