Male Or Female California Quail Chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Quails1, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. Quails1

    Quails1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay so sorry for posting this in the chickens section but this is regarding about telling the male/female difference in a baby California valley quail. So, are there any visible differences (whether the difference is prominent or slight) between a male and female baby valley quail? I haven't had any valley quails yet, but I notice that there is a pale line running along their backs (I think it's more visible on the males):
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    Above: Look on their backs and you can see a thin, pale-colored line running along the center of their backs that contrasts with the thicker, dark-brown line on their backs.

    So how can you tell if a baby California quail is a male or female?

    Thanks in advance!
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2015
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Sorry, they are too young to tell. I would recommend waiting a month and reposting pics in the "Quail" section.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree too young - but cute as the dickens. Quail people can tell you more
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They're too young to sex.
     
  5. daver1111

    daver1111 New Egg

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    It could be a small black mark between the eye and the beak. I found that the ones with the marks were males.
     
  6. corvett

    corvett New Egg

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    I'm looking for California Quail eggs to incubate, in Vancouver BC area? Any links would be appreciated. Thanks
     

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