Fair price for Coturnix???

Discussion in 'Quail' started by sunnychooks, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched some Coturnix 4 weeks ago for the first time. I want to keep some, but the rest I'd like to sell. What is a fair price for young unsexed quail? I'm in NJ.
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    $3 each
     
  3. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both so much! That does help. Here's another question: I have a variety of colors. Some I can tell by the color of their breast feathers if they are male or female, but others I cannot. Is there any way to sex them if they are very dark or if they are white (or have white chests)?
    Also, I have read about the colors, but unless I've missed it somewhere, I can't seem to find the color description with a photo that I can compare mine to so that I can know the names of their different color patterns. I know it has to be somewhere, I just can't find it!
    Thanks!

    ETA: I don't think they are old enough to vent sex yet. Am I correct?
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2010
  5. Thegamekeeper

    Thegamekeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    You can sex coturnix quail at 3 weeks old. Ive just sold 7 pairs of 3 week old jumbo coturnix quail at £3.00 a pair, (cock&hen) i dunno what that would be in dollars though.
     
  6. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most weeks the dollar is about $1.50-$2.00 to 1 pound sterling
     
  7. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the info and the wonderful web links! How old do they have to be before I am able to vent sex them?
     
  8. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:To be accurate, they should be sexually mature, 6weeks about in Coturnix. You can feather sex them within 4 though.
     
  9. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feather sex? Could you please explain this?
     

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