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Questions about coturnix...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jfulcher, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. jfulcher

    jfulcher Songster

    May 24, 2011
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    I have 3 female and 1 male coturnix. I thought I could tell which were females by their bald backs. But I was wrong the male even has a bald back... But one of the females has a smooth untainted back. What are you opinions. Also I just got them today.

  2. spikennipper

    spikennipper Songster

    Jul 25, 2009
    Kent, UK.
    Do you have any pics?
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    There will be always females more favored than others so some Backs will look more raw than others due to male preference. About the males back, the guy picked out birds from a pen so I bet there was a dominance thing going on between the boys [​IMG]
  4. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Crowing

    Dec 11, 2010
    In my breeder pen, there are 2 Roos. Both have bald spots. Have one hen than will whoop the boys regular... Only 2 hens show any bald spots.... There from the Roos. Everyone lays fertile eggs. Bill

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