Male to female hatch rate

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Sethc, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Sethc

    Sethc Chirping

    Jul 16, 2013
    I'm going to hatch about sixty bobwhites and I wanted to know what the usual male to female ratio is when they hatch. I understand there is the know way to know exactly what the ratio is but I was wondering what a common rate is. Thanks
  2. chrishw

    chrishw Chirping

    Jul 9, 2013
    Lots of factors... a degree cool or warm can change it... the scientist in me says almost 50/50 but it always seems like its 80/20 opposite of what your wishing for!
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  3. Chicken-Farmer

    Chicken-Farmer Chirping

    Jan 12, 2012
    With coturnix we always seem to have more males than females after the hatch. Don't really know the reason why, but they all taste the same to me! We segregate off the excess males after about 4 weeks and move them to a grow out pen. We keep them around until they start making too much racket calling for the girls at usually seven weeks.
  4. veggiecanner

    veggiecanner Songster

    May 8, 2013
    For us every hatch is different, but out of 56 raised I just culled 33 males, and there is at least 3 left to go.
    The hatch before that was 50-50 males and females.
  5. Last hatch i had 11 females and 9 males
  6. Reedgirl20

    Reedgirl20 Chirping

    Aug 5, 2012
    Eagle point, Oregon
    I've hatched probably 500+ chicks this year that I have kept long enough to sex before selling or butchering and over the long run its 50:50. Once in awhile you will have more or less males but seems to balance out eventually.

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