New to jumbo brown quail, my guess for m/f

Discussion in 'Quail' started by adyhart1, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. adyhart1

    adyhart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2010
    Waco, TX
    Ok this is my first flock of quail. They are two days shy of 4 weeks. My beautiful babies are growing so fast!! I am trying to see if i am any good at sexing them... I know i will know shortly but i wanna see if i get it right! I'll just show what i think is a pair... If i am wrong please correct me!! lol

    # 1 is a female i think...

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    # 2 is a female i think...

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    #3 is the male ( saw this one crow while just checking on them lol)

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  2. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    that looks promising...1 roo/2hens ....unless either of the hens start to crow...lol sometimes the roos have those chest speckles still at that age.
     
  3. adyhart1

    adyhart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2010
    Waco, TX
    lol yeah i'm pretty sure that #1 is a female bc of her speckeled chest and #3 is a male (since he crowed) #2 i feel could kinda swing both ways... i can't tell yet! lol they are currently molting and getting in new feathers... so i guess i will update in a few weeks [​IMG]
     
  4. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Well, #2 may be a hen, but 1 and 3 are questionable. To young to sex.

    Please don't take this the wrong way, but they are all 3, very bad pictures. Taking pics of live birds is very difficult!

    My official statement is...I don't know, I don't know, I don't know. How old are these birds?
     
  5. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:they're 4 weeks old Joe ....
     
  6. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    If they were my birds. I would say all Males. Red breasts.
    My females have a lot more speckles and light cream base. Sorry, hope I am wrong. I have been before.
     
  7. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Different bloodlines have different markings is what I think. My hens from one breeder have some rust, while the hens that I hatched from another breeder had no rust at all. Now I have some hens with rust, and some hens that don't.
     
  8. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    Exactly, that's why I said if they were my birds. Same situation here and they are from the same breeder.
     
  9. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    sorry doubled
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2011
  10. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:they're 4 weeks old Joe ....

    I did read the OP's words that said 4 weeks old, but bird #2 looks a bit older than the other 2 to me. That's why I asked [​IMG]

    They all 3 look like androgynous (Just Pat/late bloomer) roos to me. This would be very odd for someone that just has 3 birds. It could happen, but would be very rare!
     

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