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Need some help gendering

Discussion in 'Quail' started by AppleJack23, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. AppleJack23

    AppleJack23 In the Brooder

    Jun 25, 2016
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    We are new to whole sexing of coturnix quails, and these are our babies! :) any help you can provide would be excellent! I numbered the picture for easy discussion about the different quails.

    Thank you :)

    Last edited: Jul 8, 2016

  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Songster

    Apr 20, 2015
    I think you need to wait another week or so, but I don't have coturnix so I'm no expert.
    1 has a few orange feathers that could indicate male, but he also has spots which would indicate female - I think I remember reading the spots will likely molt away quickly if it's a male. 2 and 4 looks like females, but as they are not fully feathered yet, I'm not sure it'll stay that way. 3 is a different color mutation and can't be feather sexed - you'll probably have to listen for crowing at 4-6 weeks with that one.
  3. tessanoel1999

    tessanoel1999 In the Brooder

    Jul 26, 2014
    Agree with DK, those would be my guesses also.
  4. That Quail Lady

    That Quail Lady In the Brooder

    Jul 8, 2016

    The females will have more of a spotted chest, the males will have more of a rusty plain chest

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