texas A&M Whte Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by johncv, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. johncv

    johncv Out Of The Brooder

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    i recently got a few quail but the owner didnt know how old they were. can anyone tell me how to tell the age.
     
  2. DNAatWork

    DNAatWork Out Of The Brooder

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    You really can't tell the age, like a tree lol :p If they are laying eggs, they are about 2 months old. Perhaps, you may tell by the feathering, if the bird has molted or not, but this still can be inaccurate :/
     
  3. johncv

    johncv Out Of The Brooder

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    they are not laying eggs but they are mating
     
  4. DNAatWork

    DNAatWork Out Of The Brooder

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    are you sure are males and female? (Just asking lol), males can be small, or big. Are they fully feathered?
     
  5. johncv

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    i know 3 of them do the mating call. they dont look like their fully feathered but pretty near to being fully feathered. i know they can lay eggs at 6 weeks so i was asuming they were alittle younger then that.
     
  6. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    There is a way to sex them from male and female. The male have a breeding foam that will come out when you gently squeeze their vent area.
     
  7. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And a freshly mated hen will foam a little bit when you gently squeeze their vent area...and if not " in season" neither will show foam. The sure fire way to tell, is with patience...it lays an egg, it's a hen, it crows, it a roo.

    good luck!
     
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