All girls? What are those odds!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by silkiechicken, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Hatched 6 and they are all 4 weeks old now. 5 are wildtype and have chest spots! My only hope is the white one is a boy. LOL

    The little stinkers:


    They are 5-6.5 ounces, I plan on eating them all in a few weeks!

    Just wanted to share :p

  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Tasty looking quail you got there.

    Good to see YOU again. I wasn't sure how many of the oldtimers were still around. [​IMG]
  3. joe125

    joe125 Songster

    Sep 20, 2010
    The odds of that are around 298.327... to 1. Much better than winning the super fantastic mega power ball lottery, but sometimes it happens.

    Take a cardboard box, poke/cut some air holes around the top sides. Put some pine shavings in the bottom, and put the white bird in it and close down the top. Move the bird well away from the rest of the flock, near where you can make a phone call. Then, phone a friend. About 5-10 min. into the conversation, the bird should crow, if it's a roo. This is a modification of beer sexing. let's call sexing.

    Of course, if the bird lays an egg, then you hit the lottery!
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member 7 Years

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    All girls? Seems to happen to me all the time, except I get all BOYS! [​IMG] Must be something in the water. [​IMG]

    Cute birds!
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011

  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    They look great. I know the two wilds are female for sure [​IMG]

    The white one...look at the vent and if there is a big bump (the bulbous gland) and if you press on it it may foam. That would be your indicator of male.
  6. mochicken

    mochicken Songster

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Quote:if you guys lived closer to eachother you could really help eachother out lol
  7. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging 9 Years

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    I don't do quail, but I can do some odds. I think you are just sharing, but if you really want ot know, the odds of six out of six being all female are 1 out of 64.

    Odds are just odds, but I once got 7 pullets out of 6 straight run chickens from a hatchery. Even the packing peanut was a pullet. What are the odds of that? 1 out of 128!!!

  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Hi PurpleChicken!!!! Good to see you!

    I was just sharing :p I know the odds are 1/(n^2). These are my first quail and I couldn't help but to share them. LOL

    As for roosters, for this bunch, it would really not matter so I'd trade. I have to eat all of them anyway. Why can't my chicken odds be this way?!?

    Now that I've passed my preliminary exam, I can spend a bit more time with these little fluffy butts!! I'll coffee sex them. When I talk on the phone, the indoor birds already make a ruckus.

    ETA: I looked for the gland, but didn't see one... perhaps a bit too young still. It did poop on me though. LOL
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011
  9. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Well pooping is a sign of female.... Hmmm [​IMG]

    Females poop on me when I sex them. Button quail especially.

    Hey you didn't by chance call me yesterday. Someone from Corvallis keeps calling but won't leave a voicemail haha! I am always scared to call back since I owe the university so much [​IMG]

  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Quote:LOL. Maybe that one is also a girl. I'm going to try again at 5 or 6 weeks... unless I end up eating them before I go home for x mas break. I have hid them on our apartment balcony closet... so don't really hear them. I had to put them outside at about 3 weeks because they started to stink up the bird room even with daily cleaning.

    It wasn't me calling you from Corvallis... I have a Seattle number so no worries! University is probably asking for donations... U of Washington does that to all their alumini like twice a year.

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