Quail Noises....Odd Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by 2boys1homestead, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. 2boys1homestead

    2boys1homestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 jumbo coturnix quail. As far as I know, they are all female (they all have chest spots). Now the quail with the least amount of spots is making a weird croaking sound. She isn't crowing or anything like that. The other three chirp or trill while this one sounds like a really small bullfrog.

    It's eating well and nothing seems to be wrong with it at all. We are averaging about 3 eggs a day between the 4 quails. Do I have a weird male? or maybe the legendary frog whisperer?

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. momofseven

    momofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe a male after all?
    Our male is called "noisy" ;) at first we thought she was female, too
     
  3. 2boys1homestead

    2boys1homestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought all of them were female...the other three have a much larger section off spots on their chests while this one just has a small (maybe 1/2 inch) band. He's definitely not like the pictures I've seen where it's completely rust colored starting at the neck. A male would be a blessing though. I have wanted to expand our flock.
     
  4. momofseven

    momofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does (s)he have any rusty colours at all?
     
  5. 2boys1homestead

    2boys1homestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very little, but there is some.
     
  6. momofseven

    momofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say its a male, because of the 3 eggs as well. We have 3 female and 3 eggs a day :)
     
  7. 2boys1homestead

    2boys1homestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wanted to update everyone about the quail croaking. I have 4 quail and all of them are female. All four of them croak like frogs and all of them make very loud sounds. I've never heard a male quail crow, so I'm not sure what that sounds like, but in case anyone ever finds this in a search, a croaking quail does not mean it's male.

    Also, the amount of speckled feathers on females can vary. I had 3 females with A LOT of speckled breast feathers and one female with only an inch or so of speckled breast feathers.

    Thanks everyone for your help!
     
  8. fishforbrains

    fishforbrains Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens occasionally croak like frogs or sound like crickets, and sometimes they kind of trill. The crowing of males is very distinctive, you can't mistake that. It sounds like crowing.
     

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