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Discussion in 'Quail' started by aprophet, Aug 21, 2010.
Has anybody ever seen a bobwhite male start to molt and then come back in as a female ?
no but i just started doing bobwhites
Yes, I saw that back in 1969 .......on an acid trip! Sorry, couldn't resist. That's something that's impossible. They can act like the other sex but will not become the other sex.
This one was mating with a female first of the year making fertile eggs. Maybe he has not colored out all the way yet I was reading about a female losing the ovary they start out life with and switching to the other one and in the process having a few male characteristics then settling out back to a female. I was just wondering ??? thanks
Perhaps off topic but there are quite a few cases of ring neck pheasant hens who molt into male patterns when there is a rooster shortage. However, they are not male, do not grow the wattles and don't have spurs. I have never heard of Bobs doing it, and I raise them. I wonder what the ratio in ( I assume they are in a colony) your cage is ?
Quote:they were a trio one male 2 females
Yes, it is common, so don't worry it's especially common with peafowl.