Sexing Coturnix..Please help

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Hooligan Farm, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Hooligan Farm

    Hooligan Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone I'm a newbie to poultry and I just got my first 5 Coturnix. I need some help making sure I'm sexing them right. Please take a look at the pics. I think I have 3 hens and 2 roo's.... Thank you in advance
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  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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  3. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can't sex Tibetans, Rosetta and Tuxedo with the feathers. Check the vent, if it squirts out white mousse when squeezed and has a large red bump, it is a male. Otherwise it be a female! [​IMG]
     
  4. Hooligan Farm

    Hooligan Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok... Thanks for your help. Are there any particular newbie "don'ts" I should watch out for?
     
  5. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:quaillady's website is excellent information.
    the only things i can think of ,being pretty new to this myself is ..don't mix poultry with your quail ( health reasons)
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    make sure the cage wire is small enough( 1/2 " hardware cloth for adults) so predators don't get your birds.
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  6. Hooligan Farm

    Hooligan Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard that. I built a pen in my basement for them. Thanks for the advice
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:READ THE COTURNIX BASICS POST ON THE STICKY SECTION AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE HERE
     
  8. Hooligan Farm

    Hooligan Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:READ THE COTURNIX BASICS POST ON THE STICKY SECTION AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE HERE

    I did read some of it but I'll have to go through it again. I have trouble reading stuff like on the screen. The print bugs my eyes out, guess thats why I have glasses....lol. This site is great though. I've found more then enough info for my chickens, ducks and now quail... thanks so much everyone
     

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