Bob White sexing

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ErinDO83, May 22, 2019.

  1. ErinDO83

    ErinDO83 Chirping

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    Hello,
    This is our first time raising quail. We've got 6 Bob Whites, 5 of which look like the 2 on the right. And the big light one on the left we suspect to be a Male... thoughts? Resized_20190522_201345_707.jpg
     
  2. Danny C.

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    Have no idea kind on left. I know there are many different species of bobwhites but got me. Experts will answer soon enough.
    Here is picture of my bobwhites.
     

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  3. sunbursts

    sunbursts In the Brooder

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    I'm not at all experience, I'm only on my 3rd hatch, but I'd say the one on the left is a female, the other 2 male.
     
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  4. DK newbie

    DK newbie Songster

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    I'm tempted to say the one on the left is not a bobwhite at all, but I don't know what else it would be..
     
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  5. DK newbie

    DK newbie Songster

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    @007Sean do you know what we are dealing with?
     
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  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    The 2 on the right are male. The bird on the left appears to be a gray partridge. It's moving in the pic and is blurry. Can you get some more pics of the bird in question? Side, front and back would be great.
    Here's some pics of mature male and female and some juveniles.
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  7. ErinDO83

    ErinDO83 Chirping

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    I'll take some pics in the morning. I was wondering if it was even a Bob White. Lol. Thank you.
     
  8. ErinDO83

    ErinDO83 Chirping

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    So we called the lady we got them from. Guess it's a Chukar. 20190527_103520.jpg 20190527_103553.jpg
     
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  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Yeah. I can tell by this picture. You'll want to separate it from your quail and get some more from her or give it back to her if you don't want it.
    They don't get along together well....it will be a blood bath in a few weeks as it matures.
     
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  10. ErinDO83

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    Thank you @007Sean, what do though think about the Bob Whites you see.. males? Females?
     

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