Newbie to quail and backyard

Discussion in 'Quail' started by McCall, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. McCall

    McCall New Egg

    Oct 20, 2015
    Hi- I've had chickens before- and am actually getting three next week after moving last May and finishing up our new coop and run- but quail are new to me. I received 5 two week old coturnix a week ago. One promptly died and I think I am left with two boys and two girls. Can anyone confirm from the pictures? I can give back as many males as I don't want to keep to the person that I got them from. I also have 12 quail eggs in the incubator that I'm hoping to get at least a few (again, quail are all new to me). Thanks!

  2. Monkau

    Monkau Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 17, 2015
    Perth, Western Australia
    Only one image is working for me, but the one that loaded looks male (possibly last pic from what i can tell)

    No spots on the upper chest and a rusty brown colour means its male.
    If it crows its male.
  3. McCall

    McCall New Egg

    Oct 20, 2015
    Thanks! I could only get one to load?? Anyway 2 were boys- I did a little trading so now I have 23 week old and then an adult male and female . Female is laying- so exciting! [​IMG]
  4. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2013
    Tempe, AZ

    Congrats on the first eggs!
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