japenese quail???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sniperclp, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. sniperclp

    sniperclp Out Of The Brooder

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    could i sex my japenese quail they are only 1 day old but i dont want to do anything cruel are there any ways i dont think there will be but its worth a try.
     
  2. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even hatcheries with experienced chick-sexers (I assume you mean vent sexing) don't sex their quail or bantum chick. I think they are just too tiny to see the parts properly without stressing and killing a significant number of the babies. Especially of you don't know what you are looking at...I got a book and tried a few chicks and ducks. The ducks are pretty straight forward once you get the handling technique down but the chicks I think are really as much of an art and intuition gained through lots of practice. So I guess the short form answer is no. I bet they are really cute though!
     
  3. sniperclp

    sniperclp Out Of The Brooder

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    yh they are hopefully tommorrow i will post some pics on the raising chicks section.
     

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