button quail question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Barnyard, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I have 9 six week old button quail. 3 of them being white, solid white. How do you tell if they are hen or roo when they are solid colored?
     
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Hi Tiffany~
    Well, other than watching their behaviors and listening for crowing, you can try to vent-sex them. The females have a bigger vent than the males (pick one of your colored males to compare) and if you flip them over and gently squeeze on either side of the vent, a male's anatomy will pop out. It's small, but will be noticeable compared to a female.
    I had one white one too, and I thought it was a female until I saw it mating... I was wrong. :|
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2008
  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    [​IMG] [​IMG] I have never done this!! I can try.......
     
  4. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I'd never done it before, either... it's not hard, just takes practice.


    Psst... just don't squeeze TOO hard... [​IMG]
     
  5. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

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    Psst... just don't squeeze TOO hard... [​IMG]

    Yeah I believe I know what will happen if I squeeze to hard......[​IMG]
     
  6. jaybme

    jaybme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, did it work? My BQ are supposed to hatch any day now, and I was wondering the same thing!
    I am very curious![​IMG]
     
  7. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Ok, just for the record, I am not good a vent sexing. I have no idea what in the world I was looking at other than a quail's butt!!! I compared my male to my female and lordy I couldn't tell the difference. I didn't see any thing"pop" out either other than poop..[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2008
  8. jaybme

    jaybme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I almost spit out my coffee that was so funny! You sound just like me!

    It sounds soooo [​IMG]

    even worse than cutting the diarrhea fuzz off my silkies butts!

    Thanks for the laugh
     
  9. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    You have to sort of pinch on either side of the vent and try to turn it inside out... [​IMG] it's hard to do. [​IMG]

    If you see/hear any of them "laughing" at you, those are likely males... whistle TWEEEE twee twee...
     
  10. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    I have two white ones separated and was wondering the same thing! But I'm just going to be patient and wait...ewwww just the thought of doing that...
     

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