bobwhite quail size

Discussion in 'Quail' started by birdmaniac3000, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. birdmaniac3000

    birdmaniac3000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does anyone know how large bwq get and how to know from male to female at 7 week of age.[​IMG]
     
  2. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The size they reach largely depends on what strain of bobwhites you have - jumbos, northern, butler, etc.

    It's been awhile since I've raised them, but I'm thinking by 7 wks you could start seeing more white on the heads/chest of the males where the females stay more beige.
     
  3. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7 weeks seems early for me but I guess I'm not the best at that either. I've never been able to tell except by waiting for the white to come out but it seems like they are much older than 7 weeks.
     
  4. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could very well be longer as it's been awhile since I've raised any bobwhites. I just remember we really couldn't determine sex until then.
     
  5. birdmaniac3000

    birdmaniac3000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah i know mine are the size of my adult coturnix and fly already i have 1 pure white 3 red tennesee and 1 georga giant and 1 golden red tennesee they live with 3 coturnix that hatched around when they did so they get along .
     
  6. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    I read an article about sexing them using the barring pattern in their wing, Anybody got than link, I apparently have lost it.

    PS I found it! also aging young birds.
     
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  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    They Start The Color Change At Around 12-14 Wks Of Age. And Size Ranges Wildly Depending On The Strain And Breeding.
     
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    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Sorry, I went and found the post then forgot to post the link! [​IMG]
     

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