More likely to get males or females ??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by lydiagirl99, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. lydiagirl99

    lydiagirl99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My family is thinking about getting some California Valley Quail, but they would be chicks. Older chicks but still to young to sex. I know with chickens you're more likely to get a male in the bunch but with our Peasants it's the complete opposite. I was wondering if you guys could tell me in a batch of 6 quail, how likely we'd be to get a male.
    If you don't mind I'd like to know if we got a good deal on them. It was $10 each or 6 for $50. We are getting 6 for $50.
    Also, any information on how to better care for quail would be wonderful !
     
  2. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't say on price. I paid $2 each for day old coturnix chicks.

    I picked 20 chicks, one died next day. Out of the remaining 19 I got 7 females. Normally I think it is supposed to be about 50/50 males and females in a hatch but of coarse picking random quail from a group doesn't guarantee anything. You could get all males.

    You may want to consider starting out with a breed that is a little easier to care for. But here's a good post you can check out. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/751562/california-valley-quail-help
     
  3. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $1 each for day old coturnix in San Diego.
     
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  4. lydiagirl99

    lydiagirl99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well these are different kinds of Quail. They can be hard to find. Hoopefully we didn't get screwed out of money that bad, haha.
     

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