How do I tell the sex of my button quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by hac1224, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. hac1224

    hac1224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1 that is pearly colored, two gray/slate, one white with black spots, and one light red. Does the "bib" automatically mean male? They are approx 8 weeks old. I'll try to post pics shortly.
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    All Coloration But White Should Have Red Or Rust Collored Vent Feathers On Males, Females Will Not Have Them. Bibs Are Not Indicative Of Sex, Or At Least Can Be Misleading.
     
  3. hac1224

    hac1224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so both of my slate gray are males (at least one of those was my only one crowing so far), my black & white is a female. I stink at getting pictures of these scared little boogers, so how can I tell on my one that is light red all over? Most of it's feathers are the same color as the other two's vent feathers.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Sometimes the silvers (slate grey) won't have the colored vent feathers either, but most of them do. If your black and white is a tuxedo, that falls under the 'white' category since the belly feathers are white.
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    THe tuxedos can have red vent feathers. All of mine do. Female tuxedos don't have red vent feathers.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Really? I've not had any tuxedos, but that's what I've always been told. Good to know [​IMG]
     
  7. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    Quote:I'd like to know about the red/cinnamon as well. I have 3 of them I can not tell if male or female.
     

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