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Bobwhites, pairs? Trios? More...?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Trapper Luke, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Trapper Luke

    Trapper Luke Out Of The Brooder

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    Wanting to get some of the snowflake and mahogany color mutations of bobwhite this summer so they'll be ready to breed next spring. In the process of designing a breeding pen and been looking in the archives here for which their best kept in. Some say pairs others say trios are fine some even said 3-4 males per 9-10 females! I know bobwhite can be aggressive during breeding season so unless I had a big pen which I don't I figured I'm better off staying with one male per pen. My question is how many females can one male handle and still have a high feretily rate?

    Thanks
    Luke
     
  2. 2chicksagain

    2chicksagain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put mine in a 1-3 ratio and put them in different pens. Hope this helps! [​IMG]
     
  3. Trapper Luke

    Trapper Luke Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the input!! With one male to three females what kind of fertitly rate do you average? Also what size of pen do you have that quad in? I plan on having a separate pen for each color mutation I get so knowing pen size to comfortably accommodate a quad would be helpful!!

    Thank you!
     
  4. 2chicksagain

    2chicksagain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are basically all fertile, and i would put the different types of quail in different pens Ex: a&ms are larger than coturnix. I'm not sure how big my pen is..
     
  5. Trapper Luke

    Trapper Luke Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you talking bout your bobwhites are a 1-3 ration or you got coturnix in that ration?
     

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