Quail Genders??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Quail27, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Quail27

    Quail27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. CheerfulChaos

    CheerfulChaos Out Of The Brooder

    Well, I hope I'm wrong but they all look like males to me.
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    #1 ROO #2 HEn
    #3 ROO #4 ROO
     
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  4. Quail27

    Quail27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to help me with future identifying... I thought my #1 and #2 could have been twins. What is different about #2 that makes you say hen?
     
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:Number two IS a hen lol it has spots and isnt as bright golden. Sorry guys this poster DOES have one hen. Promise ya.
     
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    Quail27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Just to help myself out here to back up what I do know lol



    This is a hen, yet look she has a rusty breast...some hens DO have rusty breasts you just have to have a trained eye to be able to look closer and tell that it's a hen.


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    heres this SAME hen next to my roo they almost look identical except my roo has his breeding "blush" in (when a roo golden or brown is in breeding their throats turn almost a maroon color):

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    the normal accepted brown and golden hens have just a speckled breast but SOME hens like my brown (and this number two hen) have the roo rust look but ARE indeed hens [​IMG]
     
  9. monarc23

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    Quote:awh and "special" quail is a roo [​IMG]
     
  10. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that 1 - hen, 2 - hen, 3 - roo, 4 - hen. How old are your quail? Are they laying yet?

    Special Quail is a roo. You can trim the beak some to make it easier for him to eat. Also, a deep food dish so he can dig his beak in as he can not pick up food easily with a shallow dish. I had one last year like this and that is what I did for her and it made a positive difference for her.

    Lisa
     

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