What age to sex

Discussion in 'Quail' started by monkeyjason, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. monkeyjason

    monkeyjason Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 22, 2011
    MK, England.
    Looking to get some quail, but would like chicks. Is there a breed that is auto sexing?

    Or what's the best age for chinese painted?
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    The only Chinese Blue Breasted variety that is easy to sex as a chick is red breasted hen. But other than that you can't really sex them until they are older. The males have red on them, especially the vent area. The males were once sexed by their bibs but lately females can have a bib as well.

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