Sexing game on coturnix

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Bettacreek, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Some of these are obvious to me, but some I'm not so sure about. It's been a few years since I've had to sex quail, especially juvies! Each pic is a different quail, one pic per quail, six quail total.

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  2. inthesticks

    inthesticks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to quail but have looked up different ways on sexing.


    3 & 6 look like boys based on the brownish feathering on the chest. 4 is questionable as it does not have as a pronounced brown color on the chest feathers.
    I'm not sure how early males will do this, I'm thinking @ at least 6wks of age - if you turn the quail upside down & pull it's tail feathers towards it's back -if it's a he - he will release a white foam.


    Hope to have been some help!
     
  3. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    One and four are the ones that I'm not sure about. :/ I might just have to give it another week or so before picking my group, lol.
     
  4. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1, 2 and 5 look like hens to me. 4 and 6 look like boys. 3 is questionable, can't tell how far up the breast the rust color goes.
     
  5. bingrancher

    bingrancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beer sex them. [​IMG]
     
  6. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol. Is that the one where you sit with them, drink a few beers and wait for them to crow? Lol. Gotta love Nikki. Wish she didn't disappear. She left here, then disappeared from facebook as well. :(
     
  7. bingrancher

    bingrancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol yes thats it. Like you said before, another few days and youll know for sure. #1 looks like a hen but you have some time to be sure before they get to fiesty.
     
  8. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like three hens and three roos now. Not sure why I'm being so impatient, they're all going to be grown out to full size either way, lol.
     

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