Male quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quails-101, May 24, 2016.

  1. quails-101

    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hear loud calls from the back yard from my quail does that mean they could be males or do females do that to. How else can I tell if it's a male or female.
     
  2. paneubert

    paneubert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Almost certainly males.
     
  3. quails-101

    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks
     
  4. jimbo1989

    jimbo1989 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Females sound like crickets lol literally at least my coturnix
     
  5. preciouseureka

    preciouseureka Out Of The Brooder

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    yep, just like crickets! When mine get stressed it gets louder and louder until it sounds like they're saying "shutup shutup shutup"...

    My males are now crowing all night long...does anyone else have this happening?
     
  6. jimbo1989

    jimbo1989 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It happens with my boys when in heat .theyll call all night for a mate
     
  7. quails-101

    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea I noticed that they sound like spring peepers,crickets all kinds of cool sounds.
     

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