Calling all Mountain quail expert once again

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bluenkimchi, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. bluenkimchi

    bluenkimchi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 13, 2012
    Ok so I have 4 mountain quail(all under 1 years old believe to be around 4-6 months) that I showed you guys pictures of last time. The last time I showed their pictures all had a short top knot feather. Now 2 have lost theirs and the other 2 has retain theirs which are fully grown 2 1/2"-3"(i believe). The 2 that lost theirs were only 1/2"-1" and now has started to regrow again. Do you guys think the ones that retain theirs are males and the other ones are females? Any one has experience like this with their already sex mountain Quail? Thanks in advance for any response.

  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    New Hampshire
    On the back of their necks,the female will have brown and the male has blue all the way around.
    In N.H.,Tony.
  3. patience Grasshopper, time will tell [​IMG]
  4. bluenkimchi

    bluenkimchi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 13, 2012
  5. drowe005

    drowe005 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2012
    Corapeake NC
    Losing the feathers have nothing to do with sex, its happened to mine a few times. It more than likely was from light pecking. Come the end of the year/first of the year, you should very easily see the brown on the females necks as Tony said, males will have greyish necks. Although, on some occassions, you will have a bird that will be nearly impossible to tell the sex even as an adult and in that case, wait till breeding season and see who crows.
  6. Ntsees

    Ntsees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2012
    Reminds me of a male that I once had. I thought it was a female at first because it had lots of brown but it turned out to be a male. Also, females are capable of crowing too depending on the situation.

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