Button Quail sexing question!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by TinyTotsSeramas, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    I just got 3 new Button Quail Saterday (one to replace the male that flew away 2 weeks ago and 2 just because they were pretty)
    I know the Silver is a male but I cant tell the sex of the other 2... something just tells me that its going to be a matter of watching their behavior...
    here are some pics.. They were kind of in a culture shock cuz they were kept in small bird cages an then shoved in a box for 2 hours (the drive) and then stuck in a huge brooder where they had things to hide in and room to run around!

    Male Silver -

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    Splash (I think) -

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    White -

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  2. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Anyone? please!
     
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    females will be plump compared to males and lower to the ground. The whites and the splashes are tough and the only way to sex them is to vent sex or wait until you see them laying an egg.
     
  4. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Quote:I havent seen them move from their spots long enough to tell whos plumper... their about a year old (supposibly) but their all smaller then my 8 month old...
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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  6. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Thank you Quail Lady!! you never fail to educate!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    No problem, glad to help [​IMG]
     
  8. Tibbs2346

    Tibbs2346 New Egg

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    i didnt see that vent link ... i just bout 9 button quail and have no clue what is what, Do the females growl or is that just the males ?

    Andrew
     

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