Got a surprise today

Discussion in 'Quail' started by minna, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. minna

    minna Songster

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    A month or so back I lost a brooder full of quail chicks, I had bought some eggs and hatched them and then lost them. I was upset, I have 3 adult bobwhites and the idiot I bought them from made me an even bigger idiot and sold me 2 males and 1 female as a trio and I of course didn't know the difference. So I was double upset about my quail endeavors, to top it off my single female hasn't laid a single egg. My neighbor just surprised me with a cage full of adult quail. Only problem is I have not idea what kind they are there are basically two colors with a little variation. Can anyone identify them for me?
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  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Coturnix quail. Check out the threads on the Quail board. Most folks have these ones.
     
  3. minna

    minna Songster

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    Awesome !! thanks!
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The lighter colored one is a golden coturnix male. I can't see the front of the other one good enough to determine the sex, but it is either a normal (size) brown or a jumbo (size) brown. If it has red or rust colored feathers on its breast, with no spots then its a male. If it has blonde colored feathers with black spots on its breast, then it's a female. But yes, they are coturnix.
     

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