male or female?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by syble, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i seam to remember reading that you could sex normals once they started to feather, that if they had spots on the breast they were hens? so this one has spots, does that make it a hen?

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  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    still a bit too young [​IMG]
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    2 Soon 2 Tell...
     
  4. the outdoorsman44

    the outdoorsman44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 young
     
  5. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Needs another week or two.
     
  6. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not authorized to give an opinion, but that's a jam-up close shot from a very good camera!
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Too young to tell, but if it starts getting any 'colored' feathers on the breast (rust/reddish) then it's a male [​IMG]

    But that looks like a golden chick, not a 'normal'.
     
  8. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know, wish I had pics like that... Nice camera and nice bird. [​IMG]
     
  9. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i figured i might be pushing it a bit, but i saw spots and got excited haha. Thanks, my cameras nothing fancy (nikon coolpix l5) but you've got to love the macro mode close up! I live on that setting!

    You think it might be a golden? I'm afraid i only took 2 photos as a downy chick, one when wet and this one, excuse the buff orp, it was there for size comparison:

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  10. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    yep it's a gold....on a side note(and NOT to start anything, people),quail and chickens are NOT compatible . Chickens tend to be carriers of coryza and quail have NO immunity against it....
    pretty chicks BTW [​IMG]
     
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