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A&M questions???

Discussion in 'Quail' started by double BB quail, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. double BB quail

    double BB quail In the Brooder

    Dec 10, 2014
    how old do they have to be and how do you sex them?
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Crowing

    5-6 weeks old at least, closer 8 weeks is easier because the vent is more developed.

    You either have to vent sex them, listen for sex specific vocalizations (the roo's crow, and the hens LOUD cricket chirp), look for roo's mounting hens etc. When vent sexing you should always double check yourself because hens that have been bred recently will have foam in their vents, just like a roo would.

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