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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:09 pm 
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Hi All - I'm brand new at chickens and googled how to sex but I can't be that confident I've got it right - 8 are about 6 weeks old and differ greatly in size - they are Whyndotte and Buff Orpington. The other 10 are about 3 weeks. I've read the different shape feathers and the red and pink comb but well it seems to me to be pretty hit and miss.

Also would quails x-breed - say Californian, Bobwhites or Jap's

Look fwd to hearing from you............thanks

Mal


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:06 pm 
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Hi Mal and welcome to the forum.
Sexing chicks can be quite difficult and some breeds are harder than others. Some have sex linked colours but not 'dottes or 'Orps and feather shape doesn't really show until they have their adult feathers Combs and wattles are usually the best guide in young birds.
Post some pics - close up head shots are best, and we will try to help.

Can't help with the quail question (but probably). Interested in the answer.


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