OK....i got the quails,...now what are they

Discussion in 'Quail' started by IwannaBEaMERMAID, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    so as my earlier post said i was getting tux coturnix quails. i got two, the dumb guy didnt know how to sex them [​IMG] . so i got what I think to be a pair. when i got home, put them in there habitat (which i think is WAY tooo big for two (6ftX3X3ft) they started exploring and i noticed some behaveral differences

    QUAIL #1

    jumped in food pan and puffed up and brrrr-ed at me like it was mad at me


    QUAIL #2

    tried to hidde behind the food pan

    sooo any idea on gender....i would post pics,......if i knew how

    ohh thats not the only reason hes dumb...he gave me guiena pig when i asked for the QUAILS!! and charged my 20 each when the cage said 7 ughhhh

    AHA!! this morning i went outside and one quail was making a cricket sound chirp and the other was makeing cluck noises, does that help at all....do the males crow only during breeding season...which would be when ( im in so cal)
     
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  2. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't exactly call him dumb. Tuxes are hard to sex, especially if they're not in breeding season. Squeeze their cloacas and see if any of them foam. If they foam, they're male. Unfortunately, being in the middle of winter, males probably won't foam either.
     
  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    I believe the one who "brrr-ed" at you, may be a little GUY. The other, listen for that same sound, if it doesn't, probably a girl. Post pics please!!!!!!! They are so cute! I have 4 now. Two male two femmale, almost laying age. Love love love them!
     
  4. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    I wish i had a kid.....then i could use there pic as my avatar........ [​IMG]
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    AGE OLD SEXING TECHNIQUES!

    1ST PLACE THEM IN THEIR NEW CAGE AND ADD AT LEAST 14 HRS OF LIGHT PER DAY. --- ALLOW THEM TO SETTLE IN AND GET COMFY WITH THEIR NEW ENVIRONMENT. THEN IT WORKS LIKE THIS....

    1. THE 1 ON TOP IS ALWAYS MALE

    2. THE 1 THAT CROWS IS MALE

    3. THE 1 ON THE BOTTOM IS FEMALE* OR THE LOWER MAN ON THE TOTEM POLE WHO'S LIFE REALLY SUX RIGHT NOW!

    3b.* IF YOU END UP WITH EGGS THEN ITS FEMALE!

    BOTH SEXES PUFF UP AND CHATTER. COLOR IS NOT GOING TO WORK ON TIBETANS FOR 99% OF US--- IF YOU CAN GET PIX PM THEM TO "DEERMAN" HE MAY BE ABLE TO TELL FROM LOOKING, BUT HE WOULD BE ONE OF THE FEW WHO COULD. VENT SEXING AND THE FOAM THING ARE ONLY GOING TO WORK IF---#1 THE BIRDS ARE SEXUALLY MATURE AND #2 THEY ARE SEXUALLY ACTIVE ( THIS REQUIRES 14+ HRS OF LIGHT A DAY!) HENS WILL LAY THE OCCAISIONAL EGG EVEN IN THE OFF SEASON, AND ROOS WILL CROW IN THE OFF SEASON--- HOPE THIS HELPS! GOOD LUCK WITH THEM--- TIBES ARE BEAUTIFUL! CONGRATS ON THE NEW ADDITIONS!
     
  6. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Quote:This one is borrowed [​IMG] That's my little chicken chasin donut bandit niece giving me the Sly look out the side of her face. I love that pic... scruffy hair, candy coated snarl, and a clearly visible mean streak! That's the closest I have to a biological child besides 2 step daughters. I just take in all the cute strays [​IMG] So I kinda know what u mean. But, I hear parents often like to loan them out for short periods of time!
     

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