How To Tell Difference Between Male & Female Chinese Painted Quail

There are a number of ways to tell the difference between a male and female chinese painted quail.

  • The chinese painted male quail have a white bib under their chin which the females don’t have.
  • The females are slightly larger than the males with a plumper body.
  • Mannerisms, the male tend to walk taller than the females.

This is a question I am often asked. If you have any tips on how to identify and distinguish male and female chinese painted quail then please leave a comment.

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Fertile Male Quail

I have been sent an email by Junior asking if his male quail is likely to be fertile. Junior’s male quail is 2 years old. A way of telling if a male is fertile is if the eggs hatch, however Junior’s birds have yet to hatch some eggs.

Hi Junior,

I believe that the foam ball that the male deposits is a sign that the mating season or fertile stage has been reached.

I have read that a fully sexually mature male quail will have a noticeably swollen cloaca gland under the tail.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards
Sara @ farmingfriends