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Discussion in 'Quail' started by monarc23, Nov 4, 2008.
would it be possible to see some pics of your brooder setup?
One of our 3 new babies. We had 4 of 15 hatch so far, where due 5/13/13 one died last night 3 are doing great! Isnt this the cutest chick ever
Its adorable!! Do you have any problems with little nails getting stuck in the towel nap? I have hatch parrots but this will be my first quail clutch. I'm having a hard time keeping my humidity lower than 56% since I'm in south Florida. Any suggestions??
I have them on wood shavings I just had him/her on towel to take pic. And no issues. I am in Califorina and first time hatching and I have not a clue on the issue you are having.
I am wondering if you can help me. I have recently acquired these Coturnix, which I believe are Tuxedo by your photos. With your description on vent sexing I also checked them. I believe I have 2 males, 2 females. My question though is, I saw you stated that the males will have swollen vent areas during mating season, will the females? # of them have swollen vents, but only 2 expressed the foam substance, the third had the clear "spit" as you called it.
Here are the pics I was able to get while holding the birds myself and the camera.
Male - swollen vent and foam expressed, 2 months old
Female - vent not swollen, 3 months old
Female - (swollen vent though no foam) My daughter saw this one mounted by one of the males though, which is leading us to lean even more to it being a female. 2 months old
Male - vent swollen and foam expressed, 2 months old and this is the one my daughter saw mount the other. We have also seen this one crow.
I think I'm going to have to try harder on sexing my goldens. They're less than three weeks old, but they all look like they have spotty chests to me. Maybe one's looked a little reddish. Well, uh, that's good, I guess? But I know they're not all girls.
Patience. It would be easier to sex them when they reach week 5 or 6. Unless the males started fighting, I would wait a few weeks more and save your sanity.
This puts my mind at ease and answers a concern I "piggy-backed" on in another thread. Thanks!
They're all pretty comfortable with each other right now, so I can leave them be. I've got a few bird leg rings on order for my non color-sexable coturnix, so I was going to have to wait for the others to grow, anyway. I'll mark the suspected roos with them once they start acting like it.
Here is my first hatch. There is fifty three of them so far still fifty seven in yhe incubator.