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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:53 am 
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can some one tell me the sex a breed of quail i have

i know this is a boy as if you look he has a bib in white
but what colour & breed is he

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the next one
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& this one king kong is a lot large than the other two
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the big one and the small one are not the same breeds
that is all i know of them
i am sorry there are not any good photos

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The first two are colour morphs of the King Quail (Cortunix chinensis) and the last looks to be a Brown Quail (hard to tell from the photo.. could be a button quail or stubble quail too... need a pic of the chest)... both Australian natives.


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surely the top one is mostly the silver quail variety? although it has been a few years, but we bred them long long ago... the dark streaking on the back is not so common though, is that why you figure King/king cross?


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The last one is definitely a female Brown Quail (native)! Can't really tell from the pic but if her eyes are yellow, as opposed to orange, she's a native of Tassie too :)

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Hi anjwalker,

The first one is a Male silver king quail.
The second one is a cinnamon female kind quail, as it has no white bib and has a striped chest.

And I would say the third is a Japaneses quail (meat bird). If it is you should be able to pick it up and have a look at vent and if is swollen it a male.

Hope this helps,
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crayfish wrote:
And I would say the third is a Japaneses quail


Could be... I'm still more inclined to say female Brown Quail but it is very hard to tell from the pic!

Another image of a Brown Quail (sorry it is so big):
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And here's one of a Japanese Quail:
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I'd say Crayfish is spot on about the first two... last one is tricky :D
Good luck, Naomi


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The Japanese Quail come in many colour as can be seen from the following photos (I hope they work :D )

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i think the jap or nat is a boy as
i have seen it (before the female died0 mating
but i did not know as i know hens (chickens)
do this some time as a domitens
thing

and the big one has white flecks on the chest

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Review of threads in What is This?

Moving this to Turkeys, Guinea Fowl & Quail - a forum created since the original was posted.

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The top two are mutations of the king Quail (although the top bird is quite oddly coloured for a silver mutation). The bottom one is a little tricky - its colours are consistent with the Swamp quail, a form of Brown quail restricted to Tasmania but there are also Japanese quail with similar appearance. Temperament would be the clue - if its quite and relaxed it will be a Japanese Quail, if its somewhat flighty then it will be a brown/swamp

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@Tree Change: It would be helpful to readers if you replaced your picture link codes with this to reduce the size. Use the quote button to copy it. (Otherwise NellyG might do it?)

Another image of a Brown Quail (sorry it is so big):
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And here's one of a Japanese Quail:
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Now that Brown quail is a mainland form which will looks slightly different as it is a different subspecies

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With Japanese quail, the male is a lot leaner than the female, and a bit smaller. The photo of the Jap quail under the brown quail (in Chicken07's) post is definitely a female, so a bit hard to compare with a possible male Jap quail.

Colourwise, Jap quail come in a huge variety.

Not that any of that helps you work out what your third quail is... but it's food for thought.


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Thanks guys. Sadly, about a month after this thread was posted, during a holiday to Victoria, all of these Quail just disappeared. But I do think that the big one was a Brown Quail.

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