Sexing Jumbo coturnix?? what age to tell?

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  1. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    I have some jumbo cot chicks, three, one of which is really feathering out... so what age should I be able to tell?? what are some signs?
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    You should be able to tell gender around 5 weeks of age. The females will have speckles on their breast and the males will have a rusty breast.
     
  3. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    One of them is louder then the others, its like hes crowing.. also the one that is feathering out most has pretty much white speckled on her chest. I will get some new pictures.
     
  4. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X-2 on 5 weeks on color sexing and males Crowing on there tip toes...cva34
     
  5. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    ok great[​IMG] this is the one that is feathering out best.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. jbobs

    jbobs Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can usually sex mine by three weeks for the most part. You can look at the quills coming in on the breast and see that the males have a pinkish/reddish color to them. It's a little hard to tell from the pic but my guess would be female at this point.
     
  7. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i can usually tell at 2.5 weeks, 4 weeks is easiest tho. only thing you need to look at is breast color, if there are black spots its female(i don't really go by rust as much, b/c i have some females that are a little rusty colored, but have black spots) all my males have NO black spots, all rust.
     
  8. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    oh cool! thanks guys :)
     
  9. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    ummmm the one in the pics is getting rusty colors.. actually they all are.. but only one is crowing and has a crackly voice :p
     
  10. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    its so hard to judge! they all have speckles and rusty colors!!
     

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