Sexing 4 week old coturnix?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by SarahGfa, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. SarahGfa

    SarahGfa Songster

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    Is it possible to sex them at this age? Here are some pics:

    #1. (the one on the left) and #2. (the one on the right)
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    #3.
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    #4 (probably no way to tell?)
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    Thanks!
     
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Crowing

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    1 and 2 look male. But need better pic of breast feathers on bird on left.

    3 and 4 not sexable til they crow or lay an egg.
     
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  3. SarahGfa

    SarahGfa Songster

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    thanks @feedman77
    Here is a better pic of #1.. can you tell from this?
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  4. feedman77

    feedman77 Crowing

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    Still can't tell.
    The speckled feathers at top of breast say female. But in the pic the rest of the breast looks to rusty and reddish to Me. To be a female.

    Compare color of 1 and 2 main breast feathers. If same color. Males.
     
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  5. SarahGfa

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    thanks, color is about the same, so i guess it's another male!
     
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