Quail Noises....Odd Quail

2boys1homestead

Chirping
5 Years
Sep 30, 2014
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Pewamo, MI
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!
 

2boys1homestead

Chirping
5 Years
Sep 30, 2014
139
11
68
Pewamo, MI
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.
 

2boys1homestead

Chirping
5 Years
Sep 30, 2014
139
11
68
Pewamo, MI
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!
 

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