Male or female...button quail!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by duck&chickencrazy, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
    so i have 6 button quail and i have no idea whether they are male or female....i would like to know what they are so if anyone knows how to find out please tell me....
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I'm sure you could find it of you did a search [​IMG]

    The males, and only the males, will have red/rust/pink colored feathers on their vents. Females do not get these at all. The only problem is that not all males get them, but mainly it's the whites, splash/pieds, and some of the silvers that don't. All other colored males should have them.

    Many people say that the bib is a sex determinator. This is not true. I have males that don't have bibs and have had females that did [​IMG]

    The 'hehehe' sound is not crowing, that is a sound both males and females make. It seems that my males do it more than my females do, but they still both do it.

    The crowing sound that only males do sounds like the wind blowing. [​IMG]
  3. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    [​IMG] i am with Shelley on that one

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