Birds changing gender

Subject: Birds changing gender
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2006 12:49:35 +0800 (WST)
G'day all

In my youth I kept a pair of King Quail in a small aviary.  After laying
several infertile clutches of eggs the female decided to turn into a male
and moulted in blue livery.  No idea what was happening to ovaries/testes
etc but I'm sure the original male was less than impressed.

They both escaped soon after, so if anyone has a record of King Quail from
the late 1970's out Diamond Creek way (north-east of Melbourne) - you
can't tick it!


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