Coturnix Quail Noises...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by urbanfarmkzoo, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. urbanfarmkzoo

    urbanfarmkzoo New Egg

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    Hello!

    I've been lurking around here for a while and finally became a member. I have a question. We purchased 50 Texas A&M quail a couple of weeks ago, and now they're 5-6 weeks old. My husband and I are hearing a LOT of noise, like a KOO KOO KOO sound. We've been grabbing them and putting them in a separate cage.

    Do we have roosters or just birds that sing? I've searched all over Youtube and listened to crowing sounds, and it's not the same... I'm lost. We've also tried vent sexing and I think they're just a little too young. Help?
     
  2. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a typical coturnix crow....



     
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  3. urbanfarmkzoo

    urbanfarmkzoo New Egg

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    I guess they're just being chatty. I listened to those earlier and it's not what I'm hearing. Thank you for your help!
     
  4. crazymax02

    crazymax02 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it a real loud noise or a softer noise they're making?
     
  5. urbanfarmkzoo

    urbanfarmkzoo New Egg

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    It's a lot louder than their soft little cheeps and stuff. They stick their head up and make this odd noise. It doesn't SOUND like the stuff I heard on youtube videos.
     
  6. crazymax02

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    Hmmm..mine only crow and they're almost 7 weeks old
     
  7. urbanfarmkzoo

    urbanfarmkzoo New Egg

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    My husband is certain they're the roos. We've got about ten out of 32.
     
  8. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they stretch out and hold their head high while they do it Id say he is right..... Some have a hard time get'n their crow right....
     

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