Can I post quail here?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lswatson111304, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to, but I'm not sure if I can. I want to post here because it gets more traffic for sexing. These are my SIL's quail. She got them a little over a week ago, when I got my new ones. We were both supposed to have 2 girls and 1 boy. Well I have 3 girls, and they are all laying. Her's haven't done anything yet. There is one that I'm pretty certain is a boy, but the other two I would guess girl (thought I'm not good at that sort of thing) but they aren't laying.
    Not sure if I can tell the three apart so I'll post a few pics and ya'll go at it! Thanks so much!
    The one I'm sure is a boy.
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    I think the next 2 pics are the same one.
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  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Flip those wild ones over and check the vent. If there are rusty brown red feathers around the vent... it's a boy, every time.
     
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  3. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you are right 1boy and 2girls.
     
  4. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look male to me because of how reddish their chests look. I don't have very much experience with quail, but my female Coturnix's chest is almost solid white other than the black and brown specks - no red at all [​IMG]
     
  5. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have one boy in the first pic and 2 girls in the other, the last pic is 2 hens on the left and cock on right, they do have rather orange chests for hens but the spotting and less defined throat band gives it away.
     

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