Help me Sex my Coturnix!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ravenzero, May 28, 2011.

  1. ravenzero

    ravenzero Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey All, just got some 1 month old Quail, and I need help sexing them, I think i Have 3 hens and 1 roo, but help me confirm!

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    Roo Right?

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    Hen Right?

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    Hen Right?
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I think the roo is #3
     
  3. ChickyChickyBaby

    ChickyChickyBaby Barefoot Bantams

    From what I can tell by these pics.......one roo

    The males have a reddish brown breast, like in picture 3, while the females just have the patterning and blends in pretty much with rest of their feathers, at least on mine [​IMG]

    I usually don't even bother to check mine until 6 weeks.
     
  4. ravenzero

    ravenzero Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Weird, I would have thought #1 was the roo, is it a different species or something, she looks so different
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    #1 Is Tibetan Or British Range And Not Color Sexable
    #2 Is A Hen
    #3 Is A Roo
    #4 Is A Hen
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    #1 is a Rosetta, you can't sex those by their markings. #2 looks like a hen. #3 looks like a male. #4 is a hen.

    They are not 1 month old despite what you were told. They have entirely too much fuzz on their heads to be that old. I would say they are 2-3 weeks old tops.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2011
  7. Little_Bigfoot

    Little_Bigfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:this is 100 percent on the money, number one will have to be vent sexed or wait till about 7 weeks when it starts calling.
    and the other ones are exactly as shelly said i like the rosettas i have a three week old one my self.
     

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