coturnix quail crosses?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Fraoch21, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2011
    Highlands, Scotland
    just bought 2 brown and 5 pied coturnix to go with my 2 brown and 1 golden adults. though the guy i bought them from said they were all female the 2 browns are male sadly but how can i sex the pieds(not vent, alternatives?). Also, what do you get if you cross pieds with browns or with goldens?
  2. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2010
    Nenana, AK
    There's a good thread about Coturnix colors as a sticky in this forum. If you don't want to vent sex, you could always separate the ones you're unsure of and see if they lay an egg or crow.
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Both brown and golden is dominant to tuxedo (pied) and tibetan (the dark color that makes up the tuxedo). But you should get a combination of rosetta or tibetan depending on what color tuxedos you have (probably won't get any tuxedos, just solid colors) along with some browns and golds. Other than vent sexing to check for foam you'll just have to sit and watch them for a while until you see someone crow.

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