Question on sex of my Japanese quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by danielb1990, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. danielb1990

    danielb1990 Chirping

    Mar 11, 2018
    Hi its habout 3 1/2 weeks and my quail gotton pretty big and started molting baby feathers (the tiny ones) both that lived have what looks like spotty feathers on the front does this mean there likely gonna be female or will i have to wait few more weeks to make sure if the chest turns colored
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

    Sep 29, 2014
    New Zealand
    I'd wait another week just to be sure if they are the wild/pharaoh colour as they all start out looking like girls then the males start to go rusty coloured on the chest and lose their spots. The Italian coloured ones are easier as the girls get spots and the boys get the rusty colour.
  3. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

    Nov 12, 2017
    Western Ohio
    If it crows, it’s a boy. Mine started to crow around week 4-5

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