Coturnix quail female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Shirou82, May 19, 2017.

  1. Shirou82

    Shirou82 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 20, 2016
    Along with my most recent acquisitions of birds, one thing led to another and we got quail. A few months ago we had 9 of them, but a raccoon got in and 7 either escaped/met their end. Of the two we have left, one is definitely a male. The other we are unsure of. We believe she is a she, as she doesn't have the brown on her chest, but we aren't sure. She's never laid an egg, and we are afraid of throwing a few more females in there if they are both males. Even if they were raised together and get along right now, that may lead to some problems. They are both currently about 8 months old, as we got them in late fall. We had them on a mix of leftover chick starter/layer crumbles, but now have changed them to actual game bird feed. IMG_2459.JPG
    Here's a picture of the male
    Kinda puffed out, as he tried escaping the moment the picture was being taken.
    I know they aren't chickens, but thanks for your help
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 3, 2014
    Yep, she's a hen. Wonder why she's not laying any eggs for you....maybe the higher protein will help her start laying.

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