male or female

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Roosu, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Roosu

    Roosu Out Of The Brooder

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    hi,


    i just got 2 quails they are really cute but i am not sure if they are male or female they don't crow but the also haven't laid any eggs they are 3 months old when will they start laying?

    and if they are both female can i add some other females?
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  2. Redzz

    Redzz New Egg

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    1st. If they both look like that one then I think they are both female because I have a button quail that looks identical to that one and she lays eggs a few times a week but were she lays is weird, she lays not in her nesting box but in here shavings, and then buries them so just check there shavings/ whatever you are using because there may be a few eggs also my females didn't start laying until a year.
    2nd. Yes you can put in more females just keep an eye on things for the first week or 2
     
  3. Roosu

    Roosu Out Of The Brooder

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    yes they both look the same but i was a little confused because they both have something that looks like a white ''bib'' so i though maybe they are males
    i just cleaned there cage and i didn't find any eggs i geuss i just have to be patient.

    if i add some more hens do i have to introduce them in a cage or something i am afraid that they will hurt each other
    but i geuss it will take a while to get some other hens they are hard to get i just saw some at a pet shop but they were 25 dollar each i think that is expensive and they didn't even know if they were male or female
     
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    No that isn't a bib. You'll know the white bib when you see it. Most likely they are both females but that isn't a guarantee. I don't know about keeping a bunch of button hens together but you can try. Buttons are pretty aggressive and territorial so I'd be careful introducing new birds.

    When a button has a white bib it's really obvious.

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  5. Roosu

    Roosu Out Of The Brooder

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    oh i see i thought that is they have a litte white it was also a ''bib'' but i was wrong thanks for the picture!
     
  6. Redzz

    Redzz New Egg

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    When i got my quail they were 2 dollars each
     
  7. Roosu

    Roosu Out Of The Brooder

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    hey guys just a update
    a while ago i bought 2 other button quails and they are doing fine they are now in the main hutch there wasn't any fighting they accepted each other immediately!
    now i got 4 little button quails sleeping together so cute!

    thanks for the infromation guys it really helped!
     

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