mexician speckeled bobwhites male or female?????????

Discussion in 'Quail' started by slates860, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. slates860

    slates860 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 5 mexician speckled bobwhite quail and was wondering if there was any specific way of telling them male from female such as color etc...????????
    4 of them seem to have all black and white faces and the last one has like an orange face????????
    thanks
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    In All Bob Whites The Males Face Or "mask" Is Black And White Striped, So Orange Is Your Girl...
     
  3. Thegamekeeper

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    Spot on. [​IMG]
     
  4. slates860

    slates860 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:thats what i was figuring , that kinda sucks i was hoping for it to be the other way around so i could get the eggs an possibly breed but now i only have one pair
     
  5. slates860

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    should i make some kind of nesting box in there pen for the pair to breed ? and should i sell off the other 3 males or will they all be fine with one female
    when will they start laying?
    i just recently got these birds
    thanks again for any info
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    They Will Not Tolerate Excess Males. As Far As Nesting--- Mine Wont Use Nest Boxes. None I Have Ever Had Would Ever Use Nest Boxes. They Just Pop Out The Eggs And Move On...
     
  7. slates860

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    Quote:alright thanks for the advice, so i should put just a pair together and take the other males out ?
     
  8. JJMR794

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    That Would Be The Best Advice... But, Dont Get Rid Of The Other Males Until Your Sure She Will Olerate The 1 You Put Her With (i Have A Black Widow Hen.... All The Bachelor Lads Take Turns Taking A Beating..)
     
  9. country freedom

    country freedom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd keep the extra males - and breed each to the lone hen, as a pair, (change males every two or so months) - and incubate their eggs.
    That way, you'll have some chicks that aren't full siblings, to be bred together.
     

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