Sexing 4 week old quails

Discussion in 'Quail' started by benjamin123, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. benjamin123

    benjamin123 Chirping

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    Hi
    i was wondering if anyone could tell the gender of my quails.
     
  2. HowieNZ

    HowieNZ In the Brooder

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    With the solid spots on the chest my guess is females, another few weeks and you will know for sure :)
     
  3. Sill

    Sill Songster

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    Looks like three girls, congrats!
     
  4. benjamin123

    benjamin123 Chirping

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    i did think they were femals but i was unsure as they have a tinge of yellow on their front feathers. Thanks for the replies my first post and i feel very welcome great forum
     
  5. Sill

    Sill Songster

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    You can usually tell by three weeks, the males will start getting a creamy rust color. It's not really yellow as it has that tinge of pale red color. It's pretty obvious if you have a male and female to look at side by side. When my current chicks are three weeks I'll try to post a pic and at four weeks. Before three weeks it can be iffy since its those middle breast feathers where the color will be that grow in last.
     
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