Can you have two or more male Bob White's together??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by kellyn, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. kellyn

    kellyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, my grandmother has a few(trio) of bob whites and wants to purchase some more. She asked me if I could look up if you can add another, unrelated male to the cage. I said I don't know and that i'd check.

    I think it's alright if they're raised together(like roosters) but with an unrelated, likely dominant male, I clearly don't know. I've never had them and haven't had a chance to study their personalities and know their antics, whether they be agressive or not.

    Coturnix , I know, are typically VERY gentle and I have mine in a colony. Buttons, I know, are VERY terrotorial and get agressive and with my large cage, I have to seperate or give away the abused males. Bobwhites? I simply don't know.

    Does anyone know? If I can get a quick answere, THAAANK YOUUUU!
     
  2. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My exp. not much problem if ...There ain't no girl to fight over...cva34
     
  3. kellyn

    kellyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welll, she's gonna but som more girls too. So there is a problem with males like that.

    But it's her poblem, not mine. She actually asked for my 'internet' assistance. Well, there's a first for everything! Guess she got tired of messing up.

    Thank you! I'll have to tell her. Her cage is pretty big, and quail hang out in flocks, I think, so just one xtra male should be fine. I think.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    It all depends on how large their pen is. During breeding season you will be asking for a TON of fighting by adding a male to the mix. If you do not have adequate space blood may spill.

    I have found that during breeding season, spring thru fall, my pairs all need to be separated to prevent fighting. The females can be a bad as the boys.
     

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