sexing A&M

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  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    mine are over 3 weeks old is there any way to sex them? I want to limit my roos if possible. I googed it and did a byc search but could not fing anything on it, except someone asking the same question on a different forum with no responce [​IMG]

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  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    sadly if you aren't good at vent sexing you gotta wait until they are crowing and laying eggs. Which I know sounds annoying but it's not all that bad.

    Once you hear crowing, take out the bird you see crowing if you can find it. If you can't take out each bird and flip them over, if hte vent looks swollen (i mean swollen like infection) push in on that area, if a white foam comes out that's a roo. If you flip and theres just a normal vent that's a hen. [​IMG] It shows it well on my coturnix education forum thing if you'd like to recheck that.[​IMG]

    Roos will start crowing anywhere from 3 1/2 weeks on tho 5-6 weeks is more normal. They will ONLY crow if under 14 hours of light a day.
     
  3. Cackel

    Cackel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A MAN TOLD ME THE OTHER DAY THAT HIS GRANNY TOLD HIM WHEN HE WAS LITTLE ,THAT IF YOU HOLD A CHICK UP CLOSE TO ITS HEAD AND IT KEEPS ITS LEGS STRAIGHT DOWN IT IS A HEN ,IF ITS LEGS ARE KICKING AND MOVEING AROUND IT IS A ROO.HE SAYS IT WORKS EVERY TIME .
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:sorry but that's an old wives tale, my roos kick the crap out of me all the time when i hold them as does my hens.

    Tho i do notice that hens in any species chicken or quail thte hens seem to be the loud mouth whiners lol!
     
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    thanks Monarc I have gone over your page so many times it is a great, I was hoping there would be another way [​IMG]
     
  6. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    I must be tired today... what is A&M? Nevermind... I see in the sig line above... some color of Quail.right?
     
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  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:hehe yep yep a white coturnix quail [​IMG]



    you're welcome ahappychick [​IMG] but yep yep sadly its vent sexing or waiting [​IMG]
     
  8. First To Hatch

    First To Hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:lol my dad told me that then he actually did it, he came out right lol
     
  9. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    i tried it with my first batch of chicks after reading about it and it was almost right, off by 15% [​IMG]
     
  10. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:lol question, was most males? Because if so, that's the norm ratio [​IMG] Sorry i just cant agree with that leg thing. Tho just to proove it wrong I think im going to test my chciken chicks that i've already vent sexed and see. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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