What sex is this quail ??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Blob Chicken, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Blob Chicken

    Blob Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hard time sexing blue faced tuxedo buttons. I think its a male ,but I want your opinions

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  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i really have no idea, but what an awesome looking bird.
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Its Not Color Sexable
     
  4. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
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    Quote:yea i think i remember quaillady saying something to me when i bought my buttons off her, that the whites and the "penguin" ones you can't....
    maybe something about they don't have red around vents either...
    tho i really don't know.
     
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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Boy is he cute though. Love the tuxedos! [​IMG]
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    The Splashes and some tuxedos have the red vents. If your tuxedo doesn't have any coloring around the vent I would say hen.
     
  7. Blob Chicken

    Blob Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No red coloring around the vent ,however "he" is smaller then my other hens and does have a very strong crow/contact call ,compaired to the hens.

    He's a blue face ,so he shouldnt have a red vent ,right ??
     
  8. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Doesn't Buttons have the Foam Pocket the same a Cots???
     
  9. Blob Chicken

    Blob Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya ,but venting them is no fun [​IMG] They struggle and spaz worse then a coturnix.

    I did flip him to see his belly and I think I saw foam...
     
  10. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I haven't had buttons give out foam. They are not coturnix so the foam is not an indicator. I looked in my breeder pens, some of my blue face tux males have red vents, others do not. If your cbbq is slimmer and crowing, it's a boy. The vent is smaller than a laying hen which looks more open.
     

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