Need expert confirmation please.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by gabrielle1976, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    Ok these guys are 17 days old now so I decided to try sexing them again.

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

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

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    i would agree with you so far .but only time will tell...
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    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 ?
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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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.
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:they may be aspriating slightly and almost passing out to be honest [​IMG] I get vomited on atleast once a week whenim handling my quails [​IMG] 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! [​IMG] In the pictures however it just looks like they calmed down [​IMG]

    oh and two roos two hens in that order for sure [​IMG]
     
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  6. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    Thank you everyone.
    There scalps? How / Why do they scalp eatch other?
     
  7. tbone

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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....
     
  8. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    Youch .. thats not cool peep means peep dang it [​IMG]
     
  9. cawooduck

    cawooduck Songster

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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.
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

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