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"Male" quail?

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I have taken on a lone pure white male coturnix.  Well so I was told anyhoo!  I see no foam, and hear no crowing, but also get no eggs.  But I have no idea how old "he" is - last owner had him for a year but he was a rehome when that guy took him on.

 

I'm looking for some hens to go with him, will I then start to see foam and get crowing if he is indeed a he?  I've never had a loner before - I used to keep them years ago but I had a big mixed group so there was never any doubt.

 

Also, when I do find some girlies for him; do I need to do anything particular to introduce them?  I'll be upgrading his current hutch to a 5x2 ark (new territory to help the process) but as he is stressed already being a loner (he was rehomed as he'd started to hassle the canaries in his previous aviary since his last girl died) I want to get it right.

 

Thank you!

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Put a give him 14 hours of daylight and he should start crowing. Introduce them in darkness. and watch them the next day if there is any agression then put a divider between the two.

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