is something wrong with my quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by LuvNMud, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. LuvNMud

    LuvNMud Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it normal for my quail to have no feathers on their backs? is it rough males? or mange?

    Thanks for the replies!



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  2. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    over breed females. too many or too rough males. what type of quail are they?
     
  3. funsized72

    funsized72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pretty sure its coturnix
     
  4. LuvNMud

    LuvNMud Out Of The Brooder

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    That one is a pharoah coturnix. Only 3 in that cage... two other cages have 5 Texas a&m and 13 jumbo brown... all have same problem... unknown sex's ...
     
  5. funsized72

    funsized72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you do know how to sex them right?
     
  6. funsized72

    funsized72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To sex the pharaohs you look at their chest/breast area if there are no black spots and its a rust color there then its a boy. If there is black spots and no rust color its a girl. Texas A& M quails you have to vent sex ( squeeze their butt holes to see if there is foam) if not its a girl. If neck feathers are missing, over breeding either get rid of some males or add more females. If its back feathers missing, its feather picking or fighting, try putting more protein in their food and get rid of some males. If you get rid of some males you can finally try some quail meat <----- This is not me being creepy and knowing you never ate quail meat. I just happened to read your comment in the other thread about quail meat. [​IMG] Good Luck! [​IMG]
     
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  7. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If a hen has been covered by a roo in the last 12 hours vent sexing is useless.
     
  8. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That looks to me like a golden italian roo and if it is a roo someone is picking those feathers off his back. If it's a hen it's being overbred.

    Italians autosex just like pharaoh coturnix.
     
  9. LuvNMud

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    Thanks for the replies!!! I was told, when I bought the eggs, that they were Jumbo Brown, Texas A&M and Pharoah Quail... The seller appeared very knowledgeable...so I am 99% confident that is what I have... I am now starting to learn how to sex them... I know with bob whites, but, have not dealt with Coturnix... so... this info has help quite a bit... i will look at them more tomorrow.. tonight, one of my Texas A&M was found with blood around its neck...I am assuming its a male and he got in a fight with another male... I have quarantined it by itself to see how it does in the next couple of days... will attempt vent sexing it if it appears to start doing well to verify sex...

    that being said... i finally started getting eggs from them a few days ago :))) looking forward to trying the eggs and the meat :))

    Thanks again for all ya'll's help and expertise!!!
     
  10. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    There is no way you only received Jumbo brown (pharaoh), A&M, and standard pharaohs, since the bird in the picture is gold speckled italian.
     

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