Brand new to Quail. Need help with gender (Bobwhites)

Discussion in 'Quail' started by KristaChickenWhisperer, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. KristaChickenWhisperer

    KristaChickenWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far I only have two (Getting more soon. Just trying to get the pen built first.) They are about 4 weeks old and I was wondering if any Quail experts on here can help me with what genders they might be?

    Here is the bigger one:
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    and here is the smaller one:
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    Sorry the pics aren't very good but these guys are really hard to photograph!!

    Anyway I doubt anyone can use these pics to tell because they aren't very good. But what should I be looking for as far as gender differentiation? And since I am getting more what is a good Male to Female ratio for breeding?
     
  2. FF

    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aint the males smaller than the females?????
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I've hatched several, and I can't tell at all until their adult colors come in.....
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Too Young To Color Sex... Wait Til They Make The Color Change To Adult Coloring.... Somewhere Around 10-14 Wks Of Age.
     
  5. KristaChickenWhisperer

    KristaChickenWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:NO, NOT IN MOST STRAINS OF BOB WHITE. MANY ARE EQUAL SIZED, MANY THE MALE IS LARGER AT MATURITY--- THESE ARE FROM MATURITY YET....
     

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