new to quail, what colors do i have

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Sillystunt, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    Well i hatched out 4 courtix quail and one passed away [​IMG]

    I have 3 and was wondering if anyone knew what colors i have. One is yellowish all over, one is gold/brown feathering, the other is a tuxedo feathers have brown/red

    Thanks

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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    1 each of white, brown, and tuxedo.
     
  3. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    how can i sex them in the future.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    You can sex the brown around 2-3 weeks old, if the breast feathers are spotted it's a female. If they are solid gold or rust colored it's a male. The other two have to be vent sexed, and this time of year, unless you keep them inside, that probably won't be possible till spring. If they're inside, then around 5-8 weeks old they'll start crowing if they're male.
     
  5. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    Quote:Alrighty, then the brown chest is spotted but belly is all gold. SOooooooo a girl? LOL

    I am gonna keep them inside for a while. I would say they are 5 weeks old. I will have to youtube their crow. When do they start laying?

    I got 2 buttons as well. One blue/grey and one white....LOL My daughter couldn't resist
     
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  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Alrighty, then the brown chest is spotted but belly is all gold. SOooooooo a girl? LOL

    I am gonna keep them inside for a while. I would say they are 5 weeks old. I will have to youtube their crow. When do they start laying?

    I got 2 buttons as well. One blue/grey and one white....LOL My daughter couldn't resist

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  7. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    Quote:Alrighty, then the brown chest is spotted but belly is all gold. SOooooooo a girl? LOL I am gonna keep them inside for a while. I would say they are 5 weeks old. I will have to youtube their crow. When do they start laying? I got 2 buttons as well. One blue/grey and one white....LOL My daughter couldn't resist

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  8. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    Hey sillystunt!
    I got 6 coturnix quail today from the swap! (5 females and a male!)
    2 are white, She said i have a rosetta and tuxedo and brown and idk what else. I like them though they are friendly [​IMG]
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry I Was Just About To Say That Its Way Too Early To Tell Sex And Re-read Your Post And Saw It Said They Are About 5 Wks Old---- So I Edited The Response( Bear With Me I Have Been Moving Birds And Pens All Day...). My Brain As Well As My Body Is Tired...
     

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