breed and gender....

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quailresearcher, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. quailresearcher

    quailresearcher Out Of The Brooder

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    I knows its coturnix but not sure which breed cause has whiteish coloring. I also believe its male but I'm not sure can anyone help? [​IMG]
     
  2. Weirdness555

    Weirdness555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1) Yes it does look like coturnix to me
    2) the slightly rust-ish colour on the breast suggests male, also the lack of speckles, which you see on a hen. I'd say there's a good chance it's a male. However, sometimes the different colours male it difficult to tell gender.
    Watch out for crowing, is he/she in with hens? If so, try separating them, that usually causes a male to crow. Obviously if it lays an egg it's female. Also watch out for mating and other sounds, for instance if one of my hens gets separated from her friends she makes a little cricket chirping noise, and if the male finds mealworms he makes a clucking sound like a chicken.

    Hope this helps :)
     
  3. quailresearcher

    quailresearcher Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. And its with hens ill try seperateing to see how it reacts.
     
  4. Weirdness555

    Weirdness555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let us know what happens :)
     
  5. quailresearcher

    quailresearcher Out Of The Brooder

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    He crows so its a boy.
     
  6. Weirdness555

    Weirdness555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool, so you were right, and so was the guess based on the rusty colour breast. If you produce any chicks the same colour it will be easier next time
     

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