Bobwhites mating?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by TheArsenal, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. TheArsenal

    TheArsenal Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 31, 2015
    East Texas
    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
  2. lalaland

    lalaland Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 26, 2008
    Pine County MN
    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.

    [​IMG]waiting 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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