Help sexing coturnix.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jenni wren, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. jenni wren

    jenni wren Just Hatched

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    Hey guys I was wondering if you could help sex my coturnix, I have a real fear I have alot of males.
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    Thanks in advance for any help :)
     
  2. rita2paul

    rita2paul Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are beautiful birds, not sure what they are though. there is a tread on here which will help you.
     
  3. jenni wren

    jenni wren Just Hatched

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    Thanks rita2paul, I have read it and that is what has made me think I may have lots of males.
     
  4. rita2paul

    rita2paul Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes i was thinking the same, sorry.
    hope some one will give you some more information. they can't all be boys. [​IMG]
     
  5. Dani xxx

    Dani xxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You would have to vent sex the Rosetta colour ( 5, 7, 9) but rest look like all males to me rust chests and no spots :(
     
  6. jenni wren

    jenni wren Just Hatched

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    Thanks Dani, that's what I thought too.
    I'm pretty upset at the idea of taking them back to get replacements, we have all grown so attached.
    I can't believe a breeder was unable to sex them and I have no confidence in their ability to get it right this time either!
     
  7. rita2paul

    rita2paul Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old were they when you bought them. if you go back and they have some the same age you could pick the girls with spot on their chest like the person said above.
    i think the breeder does know what sex they are they are just trying to get rid of their males. such a shame tho, they are really pretty.
     
  8. Dani xxx

    Dani xxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told all mine were girls but I got 1 boy I did suspect another as no spots but she is a manchurian colour. I have had no eggs yet as I got them in Nov but hopefully soon as coming into spring so excited to get some ! X :)
     
  9. jenni wren

    jenni wren Just Hatched

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    I am really looking forward to eggs, if I can get the boys to lay! Hehe
    The little guy in picture two I think could be manchurian.
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    This is him with some of his little mates, what do you think?
     
  10. jenni wren

    jenni wren Just Hatched

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    Sorry I missed your message, they said point of lay, I said 8/9 weeks and they said yes.
     

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