Chick Identification

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jktrahan, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. jktrahan

    jktrahan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. fowlman33

    fowlman33 Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like Bobs to me...

    Disclaimer: I am no expert [​IMG]
     
  3. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    What little cuties!

    From their size, color and shape of beak, I would guess Bob's.
     
  4. jktrahan

    jktrahan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should add that i tried googling for pics, but both coturnix and bob white chicks look the same to me?
     
  5. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Quote:It can be confusing.

    To me the Bob's seem to have a slightly more round head then the Coturnix. They seem to have richer, darker colors, the body a little more round and compact, and the beak seems shorter, and a little more curved and pointy than a Coturnix.

    I haven't had Bob's in years, but do have Coturnix right now. unfortunately no pics of when they were that size though.[​IMG]
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Their beaks are different. Look at the beak on your pics, then look at the beak on these:
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    In coturnix, the top beak is straight, just like the bottom beak. In 'not-coturnix', the top beak is curved over the bottom. I don't know enough about the other quail types (gambel, valley, etc) to tell the difference between them, but I can surely tell when something is not a coturnix!

    Your babies look like bobs. [​IMG]

    With bobs and coturnix, there are also differences between the size/shape of the stripes, but the beak is the easiest way to tell.
     
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  7. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Look above were it says LEAVE REPLY it says Bob White chicks.
     
  8. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    as i just recently hatched some cot's, i'd say those are bobs b/c they look nothing like mine lol
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:[​IMG] What??
     
  10. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] What??

    there is a thing there that says leave a comment and above it it says Bob White Chicks
     

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