Help me sex them?

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  1. vicky1212123

    vicky1212123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi ok so i have 5 (jumbo??) coturnix quail ranging from 1.5 weeks to i'd assume 2.5 weeks. They all have partially feathered chests, some more than others. Can anyone at least help me with a few? It'd be very helpful. Thanks![​IMG]
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    This above is my oldest chick, Ghost. 2.5-2 weeks old.[​IMG]

    This one is my second oldest, Nugget. leaning towards girl, but what do i know? This one's like a week and a half old.
     
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    vicky1212123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Snow, the same age as nugget. Presumed male.
     
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    vicky1212123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This and the next are a bit younger, so it's fine if i have to wait. this is GG, probably 1.5 weeks
     
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    vicky1212123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and my last, Meadow. same age as GG
     
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    vicky1212123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not exactly sure of their ages, these are rough estimates
     
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    vicky1212123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am now 99% sure that snow is a male from vent sexing, but i still need help with the others.
     
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  7. AvicultureGreg

    AvicultureGreg Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! With Coturnix quail, as soon as they have feathers on their chest, you can feather sex them. The males have a solid golden chest while the females have a tanner chest with dark spots everywhere. Snow looks like he's a male, Meadow and Nugget look like females, and I can't tell on GG. Good luck!
     
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    vicky1212123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks so much i was getting no replies. then, the first chick, ghost, would also be male, right?
     
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    AvicultureGreg Out Of The Brooder

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    I am glad I could help! Yes, Ghost also looks like a male.
     
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    vicky1212123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    update: looks like GG is a male. Going to have to pickup a few females to balance them out.
     

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