Male or female Italian

Discussion in 'Quail' started by FarmerRN79, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. FarmerRN79

    FarmerRN79 In the Brooder

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  2. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

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    I think it's a girl. It's chest isn't rusty coloured and it's facial markings look feminine.
     
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  3. FarmerRN79

    FarmerRN79 In the Brooder

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    That's what I thought but it doesn't really have a speckled breast. I'm new to quail and everything I've read says males have a rusty color and females have spots. This one really doesn't have either lol
     
  4. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

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    Males will have absolutely no spots and be more orange in the breast. There can be quite a variety of patterns and shades in the Italians depending on what other colours are hiding in the genes. I've got some very pretty boys.
     
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  5. Dani xxx

    Dani xxx Chirping

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    I would agree with girl ! X :) one of mine only has a few spot on her chin area and none on her chest but is still pale colour boys have a darker head and dry rust coloured chests
     
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  6. FarmerRN79

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    Definitely a female, we have an egg!
     

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