I have coturnix males in greater numbers than needed, they are full grown. I need to decide who to keep for future breeding, and who to eat.
They are all the same age, the oldest are about 3 months older than the rest.
So how do you select males to keep, and males to eat?
I did notice that some males pecked others when they were a bit overcrowded whilst in the brooder. And wonderered, 'Should I breed the more dominant and aggressive of males, or the less aggressive picked on one's'.
I am guessing natural selection would pick the aggressive ones to breed, but I can see how that kind of aggression isn't necessarily desirable for keeping our general population happy, docile, etc.
I am also not trying to get any selective 'look' in future generations, but certainly some are more attractive than others.
Please help me understand your typical criteria for deciding who to keep and who to eat.
Thanks for all your insights and opinions.