OK, so sexing by color

Discussion in 'Quail' started by lswatson111304, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it for sure? Because my DH went to get me a male and another female and the guy sold DH what looks to be 2 more females, and well..I'm a little upset. Although I'm hoping their first eggs will be fertile and I can hatch them! LOL The other one not pictured below has feathers missing like she has been bred..so I'm assuming that is the girl. Like I said they all look the same. The one in question doesn't look male at all.
    So yeah, the one that we are assuming is what he assumed is the male is smaller, but looks exactly like my female.
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    The "supposed male"
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    My female, and I know she is a female because she laid me her first egg yesterday!
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  2. Game Bird Guy

    Game Bird Guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    both female to me [​IMG]
     
  3. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked at mine - my roo has no spots on his chest at all, so I guess 2 girlies.
     
  4. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, thats what I'm afraid of. I think I will either keep it and go back and pick a male myself since he has no clue..or exchange it. He said I can bring it back for another if I need to.
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Definitely two females...you can ask for another female and a male so the male is extra happy [​IMG]
     
  6. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ayuh. Those are both clearly female and I'm not even all that experienced at sexing. How did the breeder not know?
     
  7. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know. He is a little out there, but he is really nice and has cute chicks! LOL
    I already had 1 female, DH came home with 2 more. I think I'm just going to go buy a male from him so I'll have 1 male and 3 females. I will pick him myself. LOL
     
  8. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL! Well, as long as he takes good care of the birds, I guess it's fine to be a little flaky. [​IMG]
     

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