Coturnix Quail colour?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by boborkate, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. boborkate

    boborkate New Egg

    Jun 15, 2016
    Hi, 4 weeks ago today I hatched my first ever Quails. Out of 23 eggs I was very lucky to hatch 19 of them, all of which are still alive and slightly bonkers!

    Anyway, out of the 19, 18 of them are normal Coturnix colour (and 13 of them male!oops). However I got an odd one out, sweet little Bob/Kate who is gorgeous and my favourite.

    This is him/her a week ago and just now[​IMG]. What colour is it and any hints to ascertaining the sex? Venting wasn't conclusive for me!


  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal True BYC Addict

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    She's pretty! I can't help with color, but it does look like a girl. Could be wrong...
  3. lomine

    lomine Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 7, 2015
    Peyton, CO
    It looks like a Roux Dilute to me. I have a couple of those too and they are also my favorite. Both are girls. I agree yours does look like a female because of the spots. Here is a picture of mine for comparison. Not the best picture as she was being a wiggle worm.
    FYI, vent sexing doesn't really work till about week 6.

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