male or female?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Loretta212, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Loretta212

    Loretta212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here are my 2 quail. they were given to me for free and i really enjoy them but do not know much about them. are they male or female?
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  2. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    try to post pics of their chests
     
  3. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    A picture of the chest would help.

    Do you know how old they are? Have you heard a crow/call that sounds like "look at me" ? that would be a male.

    A male will have a Rust color chest, and the female will have black spots on a cream color chest.
     
  4. Loretta212

    Loretta212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here are the fronts i would say at least 4 months old
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  5. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Looks like 2 hens to me. [​IMG]
     
  6. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Yeah they are pretty light in the chest
     
  7. snyd08

    snyd08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100%hens
     
  8. Loretta212

    Loretta212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when do they usually start to lay?
     
  9. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    They usually start laying around 5-6 weeks. Are you supplementing their light?
     
  10. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually around 5 to 8 weeks old. But if you upset them like change their cage, their feed, go on vacation (as I've found recently!) they may stop laying for a bit.

    So if you just received them, and they have good light (14 hours per day minimum) and good feed, you should look forward to eggs soon!
     

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