Please Identify Gender (just to make sure)

Discussion in 'Quail' started by NeoRoey, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. NeoRoey

    NeoRoey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tic (boy?)
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    Tac (girl, I know)
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    Chickapee
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  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know much about quail. I had some for a short time but got rid of them. However, I'm pretty sure the 1st one is a roo. Maybe the last one too but not sure on that one.
     
  3. NeoRoey

    NeoRoey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Um...thanks? I'm kind of looking for a clear-cut answer here.
     
  4. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    A full body side-shot photo would help. It's kind of hard to tell when all you can see is the head. [​IMG] Though I will admit, Tic is a boy.
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Boy [​IMG] 100%
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    He is a cinnamon red breasted male
     
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Ok.... Here I go [​IMG]

    Tic is a Cinnamon red breasted male 100%

    Tac looks like a male...Blue Faced male. Are you sure there is no red?? Maybe the photo just shows more blue. It could be just a blue faced hen if that's that the case. Could you take another picture of this one??? please [​IMG]

    Are the last two pictures the same (Chickapee)...That is a cinnamon red breasted FEMALE. The bib is different on that color mutation. I am 100% positive that is a girl.
     
  8. NeoRoey

    NeoRoey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's actually neither (for Tac). I'll take pics, but Tac is completely black. The excess light in the room makes it look different. I'm actually very happy that Chickapee is a girl. I wanted a girl...erm, anyways, I think Tac is also a girl. That would explain the feather-loss on Chickapee's head (pecking). I'll take another picture in a few minutes.
     
  9. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    If Tac is black then she is a blue face hen. Here are is a picture of one of my blue face pairs. First one is a female and second is a male.

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  10. NeoRoey

    NeoRoey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess so. Here's a vid that I just took. I don't know if the technique to hold them like that is safe, but why wouldn't it be? Usually when I do that, they are calm. Only once or twice, they get scared and jump back on their feet.
     

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