Need some help gendering

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

  1. AppleJack23

    AppleJack23 Just Hatched

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    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 :)

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    Last edited: Jul 8, 2016
  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Just Hatched

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

    That Quail Lady Out Of The Brooder

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

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