Breed & Sex please ?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Georgesmith61, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Georgesmith61

    Georgesmith61 New Egg

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    I'v recently got my first Quail and am unsure what breed ans sex I'v got . Friend of mine say's its Italian and seven boys and one girl ! Is she correct ?
     
  2. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They sure look Italian;
    But about the genders, it's hard to actually tell who's what from the pictures perspective.
    Though from what I can see, it looks like you do have one female and seven male.
    But to double check, look at your quail's chest, if they have spots, it's a girl, if they have no spots and it seems like a more rusty orange colour, then it's a boy.

    Otherwise, I believe your friend is correct!
     
  3. Georgesmith61

    Georgesmith61 New Egg

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    Thanks for your reply ! Would I be right in thinking the girl is probally the one in the bottom right-hand corner ?
     
  4. quadchick77

    quadchick77 Out Of The Brooder

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    That would be my guess as well the bottom right is female and the rest are male, bummer ratio!
     
  5. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just look as their chest. The male has more rusty color than female. They are easy to sex at about 3 weeks and older.
     
  6. CuriousQuail

    CuriousQuail Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep boys have more rusty color.

    If you want us to sex them just post up more pictures from a side or front view. Aerial view is a wee bit harder :p
     

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