Okay people, prove me wrong

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Whitehouse Quail, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Michigan
    Hello people,

    Am I correct that to sex a coturnix quail, you can squeeze the vent once they have reached sexual maturity, and the males will have a foamy white substance?

    I tried with the feathers, I failed dismally.

    Prove me wrong, but I don't want to be!
     
  2. Byrdj

    Byrdj Chillin' With My Peeps

    321
    1
    131
    Dec 7, 2008
    Commerce, GA
    Never done it myself but that's how it's done. What variety of quail do you have? Sexing browns and goldens is very easy by breast feathering. A big plus for those two types.
     
  3. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Michigan
    I have browns for sure, and a blondish one that I would call golden (?) but I never could figure it out. Squeezing the vent and if bubbly stuff comes out, leg band it. Or wing band. Whichever you prefer
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 16, 2010
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

    7,584
    74
    293
    Mar 2, 2009
    BROOKSVILLE FL
    The foamy stuff will only be there if its a roo in breeding mode. As its the off season he may not be "foamy". if they are browns and goldens color sex them. check out the sticky post at the top of the page for pics and info!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by