Quail Gender Identification


One way to determine the gender of a Coturnix quail is to look at the colour of the plumage on the breast.

Male Quail

Male Quail

Male Coturnix quail have a red tinge to their breast plumage.

Female Quail

Female Quail

Female Coturnix quail have a creamy breast plumage dappled with more brown flecks.

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  1. These are beautiful birds. You must love having them.Comment by TopVeg – January 19, 2008 @ 9:00 pm