What type? and gender?? QUAILS!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Krodsorin, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Krodsorin

    Krodsorin Songster

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    here is the first one
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    and the second
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  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

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    Those are Golden Coturnix. The first one is a girl and the second is a boy. Nice little pair!
     
  3. Krodsorin

    Krodsorin Songster

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    how do you sex them?
     
  4. Ironsun

    Ironsun Chirping

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    Hi,

    The first photo is of a Gold in normal colour. (Female)

    The second is also a gold in fawn colour (Male?)

    With most quail of this species in normal pattern (non range or whites) You can sex them by the chest marking. Females are very spotted while males are a chesnut colour and plain.

    You can also vent sex these quail too, by gently pressing on the vent area, males will produce a foam, they often have a pea size bump in that area too.

    Ironsun.
     
  5. ken429h

    ken429h Out to Lunch

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    Well, having no experience with this color cournix I would have guessed female, by speckled breast, and male, by even color breast.

    My question is....How exactly do people come upon birds of unknown spices by accident?

    Not busting on anyone, but just curious.
    BTW...lovely looking birds!

    Ken
     
  6. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    [​IMG] oooh beautiful [​IMG]
     
  7. sandyj

    sandyj Songster

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    I love the look of those golden ones. So pretty!!!! [​IMG]

    sandyj
     
  8. kingmt

    kingmt Songster

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    Good looking birds.
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:That golden male is fawn? I have some of those!! [​IMG] How can I make a regular fawn with them? I have cinnamons, red-goldens, tibetans, tuxedos, whites, and browns [​IMG]
     
  10. Ironsun

    Ironsun Chirping

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    Hi Shelledy,

    You should get some nomal fawn by crossing them with cinnamons, use a gold fawn male over cinnamon hens. You won't get many as you know it's a 2-1 ratio on the golds but there is a chance you might get one or more.

    Red-goldens, thought they were the same as Cinnamons?

    Ironsun.
     

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