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When will I know...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mrsgibber, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When will I know if my little Belgian Quail Antwerp is a little boy or a little girl? She/He is only four weeks and absolutely no sign of a comb has appeared yet.

    I pray it's a girl so I can keep her!
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I will pray with you [​IMG]
     
  3. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    any time now. A cockerel's comb will redden and grow slightly larger. A pullet's comb will stay pale til she's ready to start laying and will stick pretty close to the head.

    A pic would help
     
  4. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll post a pic tonight. You can see tiny bumps that will turn into a comb (or is it crop) but it is very pale and barely there. She doesn't even look like much of a chicken yet, more like one of the birds in my yard! [​IMG]
     
  5. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    I would guess a pullet. Most cockerels start maturing much earlier than pullets. But, ya never know.... let's hope. [​IMG]
     

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