male or female

Discussion in 'Quail' started by rita2paul, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. rita2paul

    rita2paul Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when will the males start to mate.

    are they girls or boys. any help would be great.

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    these two i think are girls. but this one started off with speckled chest but has gone very brown? not sure on this one.
     
  2. rita2paul

    rita2paul Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone out there who can help please.
    when will my male start to mate the females.
     
  3. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you hear the male crowing he's is ready to mate.

    About 9 weeks
     
  4. rita2paul

    rita2paul Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ah thank you, they are 9 weeks this weekend.
    i keep checking them and cant see any foam. does that mean i don't have any boys out of the 14.
     
  5. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they aren't the Pharoah type I can't gauge sexes.

    I have a pen of rosettas that I know there is one for sure male. He crows constantly.
    Out of 14 the rest will see when I get eggs.
     
  6. Dani xxx

    Dani xxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like my girls some only have a few speckles under there chin others have lots :) so do u have the girls in the eglu and boys in your other cage ?
     
  7. rita2paul

    rita2paul Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had a feeling they are girls. my other pen had boys that i was not going to keep, i thought i had two boys in with the girls, but it looks like i don't have any males left.
    so i am going to buy a boy to go with the girls, have you ever add new stock, not sure how that will go down with the girls.
     
  8. Dani xxx

    Dani xxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey I did think about it after I lost my two girls but I have read so many horror stories about introducing new birds that I'm too scared to do
    so if you do you have to put the other birds in another cage next to the group for up to a week before putting in same cage if you have a large aviary it is easier apparently. I did have an issue with a hen picking one another and they came from the same hatch ok now but I had to separate the nasty one for a week but been ok since
     
  9. geniash

    geniash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the good suggestion from one of the threads on how to introduce new quail to an established flock:

     

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