I cant tell what my quail are??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by beezer1999, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. beezer1999

    beezer1999 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 14 coturnix quail and i know for a fact that 3 are female and about 4 are male but the rest have rusty chests AND spots. Please help idk what they are and need advice. If they have any spots does that mean that they are female?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Invision

    Invision Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey I thought my 14 were 2 males and 12 females too, wait an extra two weeks and turns out I had 8 males and 6 females...

    If they're browns you sometimes need to wait until 5 or 6 weeks, at least that's what I have found out... even the male I kept from that bunch still has some spots... and hes over a year old... But definitely rusty compared to the girls.
     
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  3. Invision

    Invision Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably can't vent test now but at 7-8 weeks try that.
     
  4. taimon01

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    how old are they
     
  5. beezer1999

    beezer1999 Out Of The Brooder

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    about 4 1/2 weeks old some have just spots some have just rust and some have both!
     
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  7. zayn

    zayn Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. taimon01

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    . Wait a 1/2 more weeks then'll be able to tell I had the same problem most sorted out except one I'm confused
     
  9. zayn

    zayn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hope this helps------ these are my japanese quail, left is male right is female[​IMG]
    zayn
     
  10. beezer1999

    beezer1999 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! it did help i figured out i have 11 males and 3 females :/ but oh well more meat!
     

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