Male or female?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by new2quail, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. new2quail

    new2quail Out Of The Brooder

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    These little ones are 4 1/2 weeks old. Male or female?
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  2. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if they are japanese cotournix (don't think I spelled that right) then they are both males. Females have spotted chests!
     
  3. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Golden ones can be tricky. What are thier backs like? And only males crow.
     
  4. new2quail

    new2quail Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea that's why I am having a hard time. They haven't started crowing yet. Here are their backs in the same order
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  5. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup-still look like males to me. I had some but did not have very good luck with them. I have three left![​IMG]
     
  6. new2quail

    new2quail Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I'm suspecting but wanted to get other opinions. Does anyone think they might b girls? Ill probably just have to wait till they crow or lay. Thanks!
     
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  7. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wait for crowing or fighting. My Golden males get maroon to chocolate colored heads. My golden hens are sketchy on chest spots.
     
  8. new2quail

    new2quail Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok cool thanks. They should be crowing soon enough guess ill just have to be patient :)
     

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