incubation

Discussion in 'Quail' started by shimzilla, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. shimzilla

    shimzilla Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, does anyone know if the sex of a quail is determined by the temperature they are incubated at or not?
     
  2. robopetz

    robopetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never heard this. But I'm no expert either. Lol
     
  3. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    No it's not.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Temp does not determine the sex of of quail. The sex of the bird is already determined while in the egg.
     
  5. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whats the best way to determine the sex when there born? is there a way? thank you
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    You can't feather sex most gamebirds, which is the most common way to sex poultry. You can however, wait until they are several weeks old and color sex them, as they feather in.
     
  7. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it was only that easy! Reptiles are the only egg layers where Temperature-dependent sex determination will determine the sex of the offspring.
     

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