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

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

  1. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

    katheria Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Overrun With Chickens

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

    katheria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yep i have quite a few females that have rusty breast feathers.... about 10 of them
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Overrun With Chickens

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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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