Sexing Coturnix chicks

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mrslb333

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Hiya, these little ones are 2 weeks old now but feathering really fast. I usually wait at least a few more weeks before attempting to sex but I have a lady desperate to have her new babies so just wondered if any of you had any thoughts on their sex.
Number 1
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Number 2
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Number 3
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Number 4
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Number 5
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shelleyd2008

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The last 2 are ranges, you can't tell them by their colors. The middle one (right above the ranges) looks like a boy, he's getting the rust color to his breast feathers. I think the first 2 are too young to tell, they don't have many breast feathers yet.
 

mrslb333

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The one you mentioned is a lot bigger than the others if that makes a difference. How would I tell with the ranges? It's the first time we've had those ones so not too familiar with them.
 

joe125

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You have to vent or beer sex them
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I'm with Shelly, the first 2 are way to young to color sex. The 3rd one is a bit young for me to properly sex , but is most likely a roo. The last 2 are vent/beer sexing candidates.
 

deerman

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1. female
2.female
3.male
4. male
5. female


The older ranger could be sex by color, unless some ot the new colors have been added to them.


think you will find i am right on 4 of the 5 at least, but I never sell sexed birds unless 100 % sure.

Like to see those 5 in 3 more weeks.
 

joe125

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Ok...you are at least 50% correct
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I'm going to say::::
1.male
2.male
3. female
4.female
5.male

We may both have the same odds of accuracy.

My question to you is...How can you color sex a white/rosetta breasted bird by a simple pic..?
 

deerman

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those are little young , but the old british range sex like the other , i sex them by the throat feather , breast feather little harder on the range, plus i never had rossetta. Pics can make it hard to sex with the lighting sometime.



Sure i will get more right on the sex than you did.......mine was not just guessing
 

joe125

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I just flipped what ever you guessed. Simple math would make us even on the guess.
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I agree that trying to sex birds from pics is difficult. 1-3 are way to early to tell for me. 4-5 are white breasted/range/rosetta which are the same thing mostly and defy color sexing in most crowds.

I think I see 3 roos and 2 non color sex able birds. Would like to see what happens in 3 weeks, but even after 30 weeks, I couldn't color sex #4 and #5.
 
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