Coturnix quail, what color type? Male or female?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Little Jerry Seinfeld, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. I am fairly new to quail. I hatched these out they are 4 weeks old when I took the pics last week, today the colors havent changed at all. I could easily tell the difference in the ones with solid golden chests and the spotted chests, but these ones are muddled. They turned 5 weeks yesterday and they don't have a large spot under their tails yet so I can't tell that way quite yet. I don't need to know their sex really, I know in a week or two I can tell by their tail bulge (I can't think of what it's called!)

    But I am curious as to what their color type is exactly. I know they aren't golden manchurian, I already have some of those. Pharoah? Jumbo brown? Their chests don't quite seem to match any pics I can find, do the colors mix? (I got the eggs from someone when I was traveling and she didn't know what hers were she just called them mixed.)

    I do think they are all male, but just not sure.
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    This is the obvious females and males 20180825_172358.jpg 20180825_172707.jpg
     
  2. Feather Hearts

    Feather Hearts Crowing

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    You are right on them being all male. As for the colour, I'd say they are Pharoah. Their chests are quite unusually ginger though. The colours have a tendency not to mix, but it's certainly not unheard of. They look to be Pharoah with a bit of golden mixing in. Interesting...
     
  3. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Queen Of The Coop

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    Beautiful birds btw :)
    All the pics at the top are certainly male. And the bottom ones, you guessed correct, are a male and a female. I believe they are Pharaoh, perhaps a very slight mix as well.
     
  4. My thoughts exactly, glad to get it verified :) now to decide what to do with them. I eat extra roosters with chickens, but these quail are so cute!
     
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  5. le_bwah

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    Quail really are cute (and delicious ;)). Beautiful birds, hope you have fun raising them.
     
  6. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Queen Of The Coop

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    Best wishes! Yeah quail are super cute :love
    They are also very easy to cull and 'pluck', there is a very helpful video, I will send you the link if you want.
    I was planning to cull my extra (quail) roosters but Im too attached now :lol:
     
  7. Oh, I had to do one a bit ago when one escaped the brooder, my dachshund "caught" him! So I went ahead and practiced on him and fed him to my other dachshund. (I didn't eat him myself because I only eat things that have been thourally bled)
    Anyway, he was so much easier to process than chickens are! So I think that is what I will do with my extra males, there's only 4 or 5 anyway. I would just keep them, but they get too rotten to each other. I already had two older roosters that beat each other up so bad one was scalped! So this time I'm going to keep them separate in small family groups 1 boy 2 girl. I have 2 non related males I will use as my breeding group for a while.
     
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  8. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Queen Of The Coop

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    Oh dear :lol:
    Yes, they can be really aggressive to each other, which is a nuisance. :barnieGood plan
     
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  9. Erkenstein

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    Last hatch I had 8 out of 9 turn out male. :hmm
     

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