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Bobwhites mating?

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so I have 2 females 1 male. I went outside yesterday and they were mating when should I expect eggs? I've been leaving a light on out there for them
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Hi,

I can't answer your question as I am new to bobwhites, but I was told by a very experienced byc'er who has raised bobwhites for more than 10 years that you can't leave two females in the same pen as a male once they are breeding, because the females will frequently kill each other - unlike other kinds of quail where you can do the typical breeding trio.

 

I just wanted to pass that on, as it is really hard to find information about breeding bobwhites, and they are so very different than the other quails.

 

 

:cafwaiting to see if anyone answers your question about when eggs might happen -  I thought breeding season was something like march to september but maybe it is different in texas.   

 

I did see a quail try to mate another, but mine are young - just about 5 and a half months.

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