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bobwhite age

Discussion in 'Quail' started by 95yj, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a pair [hopefully 1 male and 1 female] of bobwhites that i bought from a bird dealer at a swap meet. when i asked him about the age he said "young" but i figured why not and bought them anyway. he also said he would do his best to grab me a male and female, i'm pretty sure he did do that because their starting to look different. i want to know how old they are so i can know when to expect eggs approximately, i was wondering if anybody either had pictures of juvenile bobwhites with the age or if an experienced quail breeder would be able to approx. age mine if i threw up a picture.
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    it kind of looks like the bluish grey juvenile tail feathers are starting to come out and brown adult tails feathers are coming in
     
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  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Adolescent Male--- Whats #2 Look Like? They Will Start To Lay This Spring Most Likely..... Soon As The Days Get Longer Than 14 Hrs Of Light.
     
  3. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the other one is basicaly the same except replace much of the white on the face w/ yellow, she? is also bigger and a little bolder, their in my basement right now getting 15 hours of light usualy, i'm planning on keeping them there awhile till i'm sure i have or don't have a hen. i'l try to get a pic later, thnx
     
  4. ice329

    ice329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say 12 - 13 weeks old.
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:YELLOW? OR TAN? IF TAN THEN ITS A FEMALE--- IF YELLOW ITS TOO SOON TO TELL YET--- THE YELLOW WILL CHANGE COLOR TO WHITE OR TAN.... IME IT USUALLY FADES OUT TO WHITE. I HOPE YOURS IS AN EXCEPTION...
     
  6. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'd say just about the same color as the feathers on the bak of the first guys head, maybe a little lighter. i'm just gonna wait and see how it turns out
     
  7. JJMR794

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    Yeah May Be Too Soon To Tell On Number 2.
     

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