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lecky
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sexing cpqs

Post by lecky » Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:18 am

hi all at what age should I be able to sex my cpqs,at present they are two weeks old,also what should I look for inorder for me to do this,i.e.markings or size, thanks for any help,thanks again, take care. ian
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Re: sexing cpqs

Post by Marigold » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:23 am

Hi Ian, I don't know how you do this with cpqs, but if you go to YouTube and
Search for Sexing Chinese Painted Quail or Sexing Button Quail you might find something useful. With my coturnix it was fairly easy to sex the wild colour brown ones by feather colour, but with some of the fancy colours I had to wait until the boys started producing foam balls when I squeezed their backsides (sorry!) I or when they crowed and started raping the girls ( sorry again - coturnix have no manners.) I'm not sure if cpq males produce foam balls at puberty, but this is reliable of course, if they do. Of course once the girls began to lay eggs that was useful, except working out who had laid was a bit tricky!
So I shall be interested in anything you find out about sexing cpqs.
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Re: sexing cpqs

Post by lecky » Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:08 pm

thanks marigold,i will give youtube a look,then let you know the outcome,thanks. ian
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