would you be able to sex these please

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  1. rita2paul

    rita2paul Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't know if it is to early to tell the sex of these birds, i have only put a couple on to test the water.
    they are 2 1/2 weeks.
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  2. BobDBirdDog

    BobDBirdDog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Judging from the long black finger nails, I would say female [​IMG] but in the other photos...I cant really say.
     
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  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls I'll be back after Christmas Premium Member Project Manager

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    Black fingernails!
    I was looking at the chicks feet for them!

    What breed are they?
     
  4. Dani xxx

    Dani xxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey You def have 3 girls with spotty chests but the other 3 you would have to vent sex or see if they start to crow ! X :)
     
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    KikisGirls I'll be back after Christmas Premium Member Project Manager

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    Interesting...I have never heard/read this.

    Does it matter what breed they are when looking for spotty chests to sex them?
     
  6. BobDBirdDog

    BobDBirdDog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that about the coturnix, but forgot which was spotted Male or female, as well as what age.
    So I kept my mouth shut and decided to have a little fun while others were making more informed decisions and comments.

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  7. crimsonmama

    crimsonmama Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had some that i was SURE were female because of the speckly chest at 2-3 weeks old and looked exactly like yours but turned into males at 4-5 weeks old! The speckles move aside and the rusty brown chest begins to grow!
    Whites like fourth pic are impossible until about 5-6 weeks of age when they either crow or get the bulge behind their vent and the foam! That's the only way i could sex my white ones!
     
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  8. Dani xxx

    Dani xxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only works for pharaoh, golden or Italian colours the girls have pale spotty chests and the boys have rust chests with no spots they have pics on the sticky at the top of forum on how to sex them. I was worried when I got mine as I had one with no spots but she turned out to be a manchurian colouring but one did turn out to be a boy as no spots and a rust chest and a dark hood too. :)
     
  9. KikisGirls

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    Thanks!
     
  10. rita2paul

    rita2paul Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone, i did look at the sticky tread about spots on the chest and rust for boys, but some have spots with rust underneath so not sure what that means.

    yes i think the whites and silver one's i will have to wait and see.

    the Tibetan quail someone said the beak will be black for boys and brown for girls.

    the black nails are definitely female. [​IMG]
     

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