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Sexing cotournix quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by stargzr87, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. stargzr87

    stargzr87 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 24, 2015
    Colorado Springs
    I hatched a batch of eggs about 5-6 weeks ago. I sold all but 5 when they were a week old and unfortunately two died early on. So now I have 3 left.
    They are mixed colors, so I'm not sure how to accurately sex them and don't want to hurt them by incorrectly vent sexing them.

    These both have some spotting on the chest, and one had foam when I attempted to vent sex, the other did not.
    Are spots on the chest only for females? Or can makes have them too?
    Then there is a mostly white bird with a dark head and no spots, no idea about that one.

    Don't think I've heard any crowing at this point, but how often do they crow?

    Chickens and ducks are easier lol
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Both hens. Those two colors autosex by feather pattern. Roosters that are golden or pharoah will have rust colored chests lacking spots.
  3. sniper338

    sniper338 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2013
    San Antonio, Texas
  4. Jen6306

    Jen6306 New Egg

    Jan 5, 2016
    Massachusetts, USA
    Can anyone assist with my 3 - 4 week chicks? I'm thinking all boys, but hoping for to be wrong on at least 1 :).[​IMG]
  5. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2013
    Tempe, AZ
    They all look like boys
  6. Jen6306

    Jen6306 New Egg

    Jan 5, 2016
    Massachusetts, USA
    Sill, thanks much! [​IMG]

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