Need expert confirmation please.

gabrielle1976

Crowing
10 Years
Feb 21, 2009
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Ok these guys are 17 days old now so I decided to try sexing them again.


Baby Roo


Baby Roo


Baby Hen


Baby Hen ?? this is the only one I have doubts about

I am new at this .. Did I get it right ?
 

gabrielle1976

Crowing
10 Years
Feb 21, 2009
5,561
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Columbia river gorge
Thank you , also is it ok if there are 2 boys and 2 girls will the girls need little quail saddles for all the one on one attention?
I have another quetion , when I pick them up they go spastic then they like colapse in my hand you can kinda see it in the pic they just drop there head like there so tired then a few moments later they get all spunky again, are they really wearing them selfs down then perking up that fast or are they playing at calming down to let my guard down or what ?
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
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I think they really do wear theirselves down that fast. I also 'think' you are right on the sexes, but #4 is iffy for me.
 

monarc23

Coturnix Obsessed
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Jul 18, 2008
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Quote:they may be aspriating slightly and almost passing out to be honest
I get vomited on atleast once a week whenim handling my quails
and some dont vomit out their beaks and end up aspirating. they get over it once htey are let go but they are such drama queens I tell ya!
In the pictures however it just looks like they calmed down


oh and two roos two hens in that order for sure
 
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tbone

Songster
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Jun 4, 2009
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when the roo is ready to breed he grabs the hen by the back of the head and drags her down..if she wont lay for him he will just keep grabbing her repeatedly by the back of the head and sometimes she will end up scalped....
 

cawooduck

Songster
10 Years
Mar 21, 2009
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I wouldnt worry about a saddle, get ya a football helmet off a bobble head figure and put it on the hens!!! Quail can be and are brutal in my limited experience. Thats why i have a triage unit set-up!! However everything is peaceful in the breeding pens now, especially since i did away with an agressive hen and increased my hens per rooster situation.
 

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