what sex and what happened to this bird

Discussion in 'Quail' started by rosco, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. rosco

    rosco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what sex is this bird? how do you tell?

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    either another male or another female pecked the feathers and skin right off this one's head. i culled it, obviously.
     
  2. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ouch!
     
  3. ruthless

    ruthless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it have bonked the top of the cage and taken off feathers and skin? I have had buttons kill themselves by doing that.
     
  4. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I either hit it's head on the cage or it was scalped by the other birds. What's your hen to rooster ratio? How tall is your cage?
     
  5. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No way to sex without vent shots, as this isn't a sex link variety.

    As for the COD, I would say s/he got attacked by his cagemates. Which makes me think it was a he, and it kinda looks like a he.

    I hope this helps, sorry for your loss!
     
  6. rosco

    rosco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:THanks! i agree. it was a cagemate. i see them tearing at each others necks w/o mounting and when mounting.

    i don't know how to tell the difference between males and females. if anybody has a link to sexing mutt quail, please let me know.

    i'll google "quail sex vents"
     
  7. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
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    Quote:THanks! i agree. it was a cagemate. i see them tearing at each others necks w/o mounting and when mounting.

    i don't know how to tell the difference between males and females. if anybody has a link to sexing mutt quail, please let me know.

    i'll google "quail sex vents"

    My site (whitehousequail.com) has an article on it, it should explain everything you need to know. No pictures, as it's hard to palpate a vent, hold a a bird, and hold a DSLR, and snap a clear pic with two hands. [​IMG]
     
  8. rosco

    rosco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sexing quail -

    very easy. there is a bump distal to the vent. push on it and foam exudes from males. males only have this bump (gland)
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:THIS ONLY WORKS ON ACTIVELY BREEDING QUAIL
     
  10. kip

    kip Out Of The Brooder

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    JJMR794 is rigth, i bougth 2 "hens" once, now they are my breeding males..
     

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