sexing coturnix

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bkvail, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. bkvail

    bkvail Songster

    am I understanding correctly that the browns are the old coturnix that you can color sex? The rest you have to wait for them to mature to vent sex? In that case, I might only keep the browns, LOL [​IMG]

  2. bkvail

    bkvail Songster

    ah ha! So, I was able to see that I have 2 hens and 2 roos in the browns, and I have a bunch of roos and I think only one hen in the goldens. I have no clue on the tibetan's though, LOL. I wish they had the chest color like the browns and goldens! I think of the 13 I have right now, I'll keep one brown roo, the 2 brown hens, and one golden hen for a quad to keep in this cage - and eat the rest in a few weeks [​IMG]
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    Quote:that's a great idea, and if you're using them for breeding that golden hen will produce nice goldens over the brown roo! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    believe me, I wish so badly I could tell roos from hens just by looking on tibetans...i hate vent sexing! [​IMG]

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