is there a way i can tell if a bobwhite quail is male or female juvenile birds.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by travisman1994, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. travisman1994

    travisman1994 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a way i can tell if my bobwhite quail are male or female? Here is a picture. They arent adults yet. Also i dont know there age. What does it mean when they puff there feathers out and the head feather pop up into a mohawk?[​IMG]
     
  2. Dragons4u

    Dragons4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't look old enough to sex yet to me in that pic, unless you want to vent sex them. Once they start to get their mature plumage, the males will have white on their faces.
     
  3. bbqsfarm

    bbqsfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine hatched in June around the 5th and I can now tell the sex.
     

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