help identifying gender on bwq

Discussion in 'Quail' started by birdmaniac3000, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. birdmaniac3000

    birdmaniac3000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is this bwq a male i just don't know but quessing he is a male because he has white lines or marks in his face he is a tennessee red bwq i hatched him 5 others in april 25 https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/57622_020.jpg he is the one on the left anthe white one i don't know what it is male or female but the 1 in the right my male and the rest are females https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/57622_021.jpg https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/57622_023.jpg https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/57622_024.jpg any help is much appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2010
  2. birdmaniac3000

    birdmaniac3000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there no one that can help
     
  3. wpalmisano

    wpalmisano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a male to me. Like with a white colored Bob, which are difficult to sex sometimes, I look at the head size when full grown. Males have a larger head. Also, as you mentioned, there is some white near the chin. Hope that helps.
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Sorry, When I heard larger head I had to giggle...gorgeous birds! [​IMG] Now I have to look at my special bobs at check their heads [​IMG]
     
  5. renegaderidgefarm

    renegaderidgefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do believe that is a hen!! Unless it is a TR cross. All my TRBW are pure and my hens have a white patch on their chests and the males do not. All my TRBW roos have black heads and no white markings.
     
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  6. wpalmisano

    wpalmisano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Now if you were thinking " Same in humans." then sadly, you are right. I need to buy special hats.


    If you were thinking "off color" that's why I wrote the male has a bigger head. The correct term for a male bird didn't sound family friendly in that context, lol.
     
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  7. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It might just be me but the hens heads are rounder kina softer the males have a blocky squarish head
     

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