Vent Sexing

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ViciousAlice, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. ViciousAlice

    ViciousAlice Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wondering how old they need to be to vent sex. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Buttons, 5 weeks at least, it's easier when they are 8-9 weeks
     
  3. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    You can vent sex coturnix at 6 - 8 weeks.
     
  4. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    You can beer sex white/dark breasted coturnix in about 5 weeks provided you are of legal drinking age, and pull out about 90% of the roos. You can color sex browns/goldens or any color sex-able birds with 95% accuracy at 3 to 5 weeks.
    There will be a 1-3% androgynous amount of birds that will defy sexing of any kind. I don't look for bumps. I sex by color, or beer sex by behavior. It's a me thing [​IMG]
     
  5. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm guessing you mean grab a 6 pack & cooler then sit on it & watch.
     
  6. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:I'm guessing you mean grab a 6 pack & cooler then sit on it & watch.

    That's one aspect of it, but it's general observation over the course of normal (Joe) care taking. Alcohol, may or may not be involved. [​IMG]
    I have nothing against "vent sexing" I just don't do it. It's a "ME" thing.
    I just find it amusing that all the (hard core vent sexing folks) think they are 100% spot on, and beer sexing folks are more wrong. Vent sexing folks never acknowledge the scientific fact that 1-3% of coturnix can defy sexing of any kind! Short of DNA testing. [​IMG] Who has the the money for that? (Rhetorical question). A general point to encourage research. Nothing more.
     
  7. Hooligan Farm

    Hooligan Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Stupid question what do you watch for? I'm new to this...lol
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Stupid question what do you watch for? I'm new to this...lol

    CROWING, MOUNTING (NOT BEING MOUNTED) AND EGG LAYING IS USUALLY A DEAD GIVE AWAY TOO [​IMG]

    AS FAR AS THE BEER PART--- BOTTLE SWEATING, EXCESSIVE ICE LOSS, AND BORN ON DATES [​IMG]
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I'm guessing you mean grab a 6 pack & cooler then sit on it & watch.

    6!!!! WOW MUST BE NICE TO HAVE A SMALL FLOCK [​IMG]
     
  10. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:Stupid question what do you watch for? I'm new to this...lol

    Not a stupid question. Crowing. Unlike humans or other animals, coturnix males mature much faster than their female counterparts. A whole 4+ weeks. Not much in a human time line, but an eternity in coturnix years. Keep a sharpie in your pocket to mark the white ones.
     

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