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Gender ID help, please....UPDATE page 5

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Rozzie, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Rozzie

    Rozzie Songster

    Jul 14, 2010
    I could use your ideas on these three. There were 5 that I hatched in this batch.

    The other two are totally & most definitely roosters. They are crowing like mad & have been separated from their hatchmates. (The five are all full or half siblings. Most are full siblings, I think.)

    At least one of these three is female. It's either that or on of the roos prefers an alternate lifestyle.

    They will be six weeks old tomorrow, Nov 11.

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    Bird 2
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    Bird 3
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  2. katheria

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    taking my best guess from the pics

    #1 male
    2 and 3: females....

    2 and 3 do have some dots on feathers in chest area....
     
  3. Robo

    Robo Songster

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    They all look like roosters, but sometimes things are not like the seem. I would put my money on nubmer 1 being a rooster, and number 2 looks like one. Number 3 is questionable. I think you have at least 2 roosters.
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Crowing

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    Look like all males to me.The hens have a salt and pepper breast pattern,while the males have a brownish tan color.
    In N.H.,tony.
     
  5. Robo

    Robo Songster

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Sometimes hens can have rusty breast feathers. I would vent sex them.
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2010
  6. Rozzie

    Rozzie Songster

    Jul 14, 2010
    No experience with vent sexing & not jumping up & down to learn yet. [​IMG]

    Figure it's fun to get folks to try to guess & see if we are right! The others have been crowing for a week. Of course I've seen folks say they have some roos that don't crow til they are 9 weeks old & some that never crow. If worst comes to worst I'll know if no eggs appear...
     
  7. katheria

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    Quote:yep i have quite a few females that have rusty breast feathers.... about 10 of them
     

  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    Nice Collection Of Boyz Ya Have There! [​IMG]
     
  9. Rozzie

    Rozzie Songster

    Jul 14, 2010
    Quote:Baaaaaaaah! That's what I'm afraid of. The other two that I didn't include have a lot less spotting. If all 3 of those are boys then 5 out of 5 were boys. That would truly suck...
     
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    Quote:Baaaaaaaah! That's what I'm afraid of. The other two that I didn't include have a lot less spotting. If all 3 of those are boys then 5 out of 5 were boys. That would truly suck...

    YOU MEAN I'M NOT THE ONLY 1 HATCHING EGGS WITH A ROOSTERBATOR? [​IMG]
     

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