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How do you sex Quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by devin0, May 13, 2011.

  1. devin0

    devin0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you sex button quail and coturnix quail? Thanks.
     
  2. devin0

    devin0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. matefrio

    matefrio Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:By color, by actions or by vent squeezing.
     
  4. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. diggerduck

    diggerduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to say you should start with dinner and possibly a movie, maybe some Game Bird crumbles....You should go with someone elses advice though
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Grab a 6 pack of cold beers. Plop your lawn chair next to the quail pen and wait to see who crows.
     
  7. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    The best way is to just squeeze their vent, if white foamy stuff comes out, it's a male.
     
  8. diggerduck

    diggerduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it normal for a hen to mount another hen??? or do I just have strange birds? I thought I knew what was in the pen until this stuff started happening. She is bald as all get out from gettin mated, and yet she mounts other hens.
     
  9. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I had some male quail bald because the other dominating males plucked them bald. You need to vent sex the bald one and see if the foamy stuff comes out of the vent. It's simple to do, kind of like milking. You don't have to do it very hard at all.
     

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