California Valley quail male or female

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Richterfamily, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Chip76

    Chip76 Chirping

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    That's so adorable! I'm so glad she was able to get herself cleaned up!
     
  2. Richterfamily

    Richterfamily Hatching

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    Oh wow I stepped away from this thread for a little while too long.
    So I attached a few pictures. To be honest I go back and forth every few days if it’s a male or female. My 7 year old and I were thinking female tonight. What does everyone think?

    Thank you everyone for your responses.
     

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  3. maadroj

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    It might still be a little too early to tell. I'm guessing female right now, but it's easier to be confident with the males once they start developing their black "beards."
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    This is a female in front an a male poking his head out.
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    Female

    Your bird is a cutie! And looks very sweet. What's its name?
     
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Saint of the Sinners

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    Females will be much duller in color than males and their 'top knot' not as defined as a male or as large as a males top knot.
     
  5. Chip76

    Chip76 Chirping

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    Wow! She's adorable! :love
    She looks more female to me, unless that is black under her eyes. I think there would be a white stripe and more black if it was a male.
     
  6. Richterfamily

    Richterfamily Hatching

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    So sounds like people are leaning towards a female.
    The quail’s name is rocket, my 7 and 3 year old boys named her.

    One more thing to add, today rocket made a longer noise than we had heard before from her. She almost stood tall when making the sound. Is that a crow? Do both male and female valley quail make a crow type of sound?

    Thanks for the comments.
     
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  7. maadroj

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    The females make the "Chi-ca-go" call, too. :)
     
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