Please! How to tell male from female in Tx A&M white quail???

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  1. kokopelli_7

    kokopelli_7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please help!! I have 11 Texas A&M white quail about 5-6 weeks old and I need to know which are female and which are male. Anyone have any idea? website? pictures?
    thanks in advance---

    OH! and my coturnix layed their first eggs today!!! I'm so excited!
    have a wonderful day!
     
  2. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    The males have a small lump by their earholes but it is very hard to see.
    I wait for them to crow and mark them.
    Try taking one out of the cage and see if anyone starts a ruckus.[​IMG]
    That usually works here, and then mark the males with bluekote, zip ties whatever is handy.
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Well, the obvious ones are...
    Crowing (boy)
    Laying an egg (girl)
    Foamy droppings (boy)

    I am too much of a rookie to know any others yet.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2009
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Males will have a red ball behind the vent,unless they are not getting enought light. males are also slimmer
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    In vent sexing the males will have a small pimple like bump...hens will not. Also the males you can actually press your fingers lightly together near the upper vent and if a white foam (almost looks like foam mousse) comes out that is a male...this substance isn't sperm, however it aids the sperm when breeding.
    Foam substance (please note that you will ONLY get this foam when the birds are in breeding season..otherwise you'll just get a spit-like substance that I have learned is NOT the foam even the hens can express this spit substance so it's not a good way to sex...also these males that are in breeding season will have swollen bottoms):


    from sticky top of quail section...
     
  6. kokopelli_7

    kokopelli_7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all very much![​IMG]
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Check Out The Sticky Post At The Top Of The Page Here--- Monarc Covers Vent Sexing Quite Well.
     

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