Would this be a Male?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Honey1, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Honey1

    Honey1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 Jumbo Brown Coturnix that are just over a week old now. I have one chick that for the last day or so will stand straight up & flap it's little wings and make kind of a trilling noise.
    Is this Male behavior, or just chick behavior? None of the others are doing it.
    (I'm trying not to read too much in though I really am hoping I have 3 girls & a boy :>)
     
  2. Kwartel

    Kwartel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a little male to me.
     
  3. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too. If you can be just a little patient a little longer, you will know for sure in a little over a week, defiantely in 2 weeks.
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    It's really hard to know the sex at that age. It could be a male but you never know [​IMG]
     
  5. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have a female J.brown that was hatched on 9/9 that does that and a male Mancharian from the same hatching date that does it too. mine will be 3 weeks tomorrow and i can tell the sex of all but my english whites...NONE of them act like boys and of course you can't tell by chest markings
    ...How old do they have to be to sex this color anyway?
     
  6. Kwartel

    Kwartel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You can vent sex them by pressing lightly down just behind the vent (near the tail). A male will have a small bump just inside that will be visible, while a female will not. A male will also produce white foam if he is in breeding-mode.
     
  7. Valley quail breeder

    Valley quail breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just like my buddy down in Florida would say grab a beer and beer sex um and watch which one crows in the coturnix is a male.... or you can vent sex them.... Cool video to learn about vent sexing a chick to determine the sex, Check it out....
     
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  8. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:You can vent sex them by pressing lightly down just behind the vent (near the tail). A male will have a small bump just inside that will be visible, while a female will not. A male will also produce white foam if he is in breeding-mode.

    know HOW to sex them ...just hadn't tried yet cuz i didn't know if they were old enough to tell ...
     
  9. Kwartel

    Kwartel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You can vent sex them by pressing lightly down just behind the vent (near the tail). A male will have a small bump just inside that will be visible, while a female will not. A male will also produce white foam if he is in breeding-mode.

    know HOW to sex them ...just hadn't tried yet cuz i didn't know if they were old enough to tell ...

    Three weeks is old enough to vent sex. You can do it at any age, but younger chicks are more delicate.
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:know HOW to sex them ...just hadn't tried yet cuz i didn't know if they were old enough to tell ...

    Three weeks is old enough to vent sex. You can do it at any age, but younger chicks are more delicate.

    That's vent sexing if you are looking for the shape of the vent, if you are vent sexing by looking for the foam, it's probably too early. 4-6 weeks (in season) would be better for that.
     

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