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bobwhite sex . (pic attached)

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mybirds, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. mybirds

    mybirds Hatching

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    1 male and 1 female ? sorry if its too obvious. i just want to confirm. thanks alot

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  2. renegaderidgefarm

    renegaderidgefarm Songster

    Jul 6, 2009
    South Carolina
    Yep! You're right - a male and a female.
     
  3. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    Michigan
    Quote:Amen! [​IMG]
     
  4. mybirds

    mybirds Hatching

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    thanks [​IMG]..they are 3 + month old already...still not laying any eggs:(..
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    Quote:THEY LIKELY WONT UNTIL NEXT SPRING. BOBS ARE SEASONAL LAYERS. SOME CAN BE TRICKED WITH ARTIFICIAL LIGHT AND PROPER TEMPERATURE, BUT MANY ARE STUBORNLY STUCK ON SPRING/ SUMMER LAYING ONLY (LIGHT CONISUERS IF YOU WILL? ) . MOST WILL NOT LAY BEFORE A YEAR OLD IRREGUARDLESS OF REAL OR ARTIFICIAL LIGHT. IF THEY ARE 3 MONTHS OLD THEY ARENT EVEN FULL GROWN YET-- 16-24WKS DEPENDING ON THE STRAIN AND IN THE CASE OF SOME GIANT BREEDS THEY WILL CONTINUE TO GROW FOR ALMOST A YEAR DISPITE BEING FULL SIZE (THEY CONTINUE TO FILL OUT AND BUILD MUSCLE/ WEIGHT)
     
  6. geepy

    geepy Songster

    Feb 24, 2009
    central FL
    One boy and one girl. They are really alot of fun to raise. The hen will probabally lay eggs this fall. I have raised alot of bobwhites,and they are not that hard to raise.
     
  7. rule6660

    rule6660 In the Brooder

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    The one with the white over the eye is the male?
     
  8. Valley quail breeder

    Valley quail breeder Songster

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    The one with white face is the male on the left in the photo the hens will be brown masked with a touch of white like the one on the right.
     
  9. Quail's Hollar Farm

    Quail's Hollar Farm Chirping

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    The male is on the left the female is on the right she will have a chesnut colored eyepatch across her face while the males have a white eyepatch. Don't worry there are no stupid questions
     

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