Help me Sex my Coturnix!

ravenzero

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 4, 2011
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Vancouver WA
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!


Roo Right?


Hen Right?


??????????????


Hen Right?
 

ChickyChickyBaby

Barefoot Bantams
9 Years
Sep 22, 2010
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Upstate South Carolina
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


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

ravenzero

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 4, 2011
63
0
39
Vancouver WA
Quote:Weird, I would have thought #1 was the roo, is it a different species or something, she looks so different
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
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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.
 
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Little_Bigfoot

Songster
9 Years
Feb 1, 2011
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Washington
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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