I have about 15 of these demon spawn (aka Chuckar Partridge) and I would like to know how to sex them so I can plan a dinner in their honor. These little imps have been terrorizing me for 6 months now and I am pretty sure they are plotting my untimely demise, and I think I heard them trying to recruit the pigeons to their cause. I have come to realize it is them or me. I am just stupid enough to want to keep more of these violent little hellions for breeding purposes, so I only want to butcher most of the males, even though I suspect that the females are just as wicked as the males. I read somewhere (maybe here, I don't know) that the males are "blockier" than the females. None of these birds resembles the building blocks my toddler so enjoys. I have also noticed that an injured or excessively picked on bird hunches more and takes on a blockier look. They are wicked murdering canibals and I have had several that needed medical care and to spend a few days by themselves to recover from their injuries. So looking for a blockier build is of little help. I also read that the males have spurs, and then I read that females can have spurs too. (Surely you see the deviousness of these creatures by now!) I thought I would observe them and perhaps be able to note some behavior that differentiated some as one sex or the other, but any time I come near their pen they go inside their pallets to conspire against me. I even took to watching them from the house through a window, but I think the pigeons told them I was watching because I saw nothing different in their behavior then either. Honestly the only indication that maybe some are female is naked backs, but based on the 5 canabialized carcasses I have had to dispose of over the past several months, it could just be they don't like that guy. Never the less, I don't like having birds getting picked on, no matter their murderous past. I have decided that if I can't determine sex soon, that I will just butcher them all. On a related note, does anyone have a recipe for roast chuckar?