Is my Japanese Quail Male or Female?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by RawrRyu, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. RawrRyu

    RawrRyu New Egg

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    I am greatly confused. I know the coat difference between male and female with Japanese (Coturnix). Females having white chests and males having red chests.

    My Quail has a white chest. It looks the spit of what a female looks like. Yet it has never laid an egg.
    Also, females are supposedly quiet, whereas my quail calls out alot.
    All in all, it looks female but acts like a male.

    It is important I find out, I have Quail eggs incubating and two males together is a big nono.

    I don't have pictures i'm afraid, but it is the spitting image of a characteristic female.
     
  2. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color is it? Goldens are a bit harder to sex. And is it crowing or just talking?
     
  3. whitetail98

    whitetail98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah can you post some pics? That'll help me figure out what it is! Thanks
     
  4. RawrRyu

    RawrRyu New Egg

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    It isn't a golden. I can post a picture, but it isnt of my quail, rather what my quail looks like.
    It calls when someone is around and kind of light chirps when you sit next to its hutch.
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    Mine looks identicle to the one on the right.
     
  5. whitetail98

    whitetail98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then that's a hen!
     
  6. whitetail98

    whitetail98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one on the left is a roo. You can tell by their chest, you see how his is a redish tone while the hen on the right is a cream color
     
  7. whitetail98

    whitetail98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I raise quail and have tx a&m, golden, brown, tuxedo, ...etc. you can also tell by their calls:

    Male-http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_T3KU93FxP4&feature=related

    Female-will sound like a baby chick chirping
     
  8. RawrRyu

    RawrRyu New Egg

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    But my quail also makes that males call! And it has no red on its chest at all, it is identicle to the right quail in the picture.
     
  9. RawrRyu

    RawrRyu New Egg

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    I must have a gender confused quail, lol.
     
  10. whitetail98

    whitetail98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well there's a test that I do when I'm unsure. When you pour feed in, the males will almost instantly start breeding. This will really only work though if you let them be out of food for a couple hours. I hope this works!
     

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