not sure of gender!

Mibotsu

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ok so i bought 5 coturnix quail a few days ago, i thought i did a good job sexing them by breast color

i could only get pics of three before i got them mixed up again lol i'll go back and get all 5 when i can(maybe i'll tag them
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#1


#2

pretty obvious..Male

#3

female?

#4


#5




i'm afraid i might have botched up and gotten more males then i originally wanted

sorry about the quality of the last 4 photo, my nikon d50 pooped out or something after first shot

gonna get it fixed and take new photo's if anyone needs a better shot
 
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Mibotsu

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you think really?!

i was going for one male and rest female, i was hoping that i picked right, but i saw the bronze on some of the would-be females and got worried
 

Mibotsu

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ah ok, so thats another main difference is that the females have the black on them still, even if it is a little bronze?
 

Stellar

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Quote:In the wild they use it to camouflage themselves from predators so it's normal. Sadly, I don't believe there are any in the wild anymore, maybe in Japan...
 

joe125

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I agree with quaillady and mhwc56....Looks like you will have a breeding colony in a few weeks


Pic. 1 Is priceless!
 

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