In my quail flock, the only roo has "paired up" with another hen. Is this normal in quail? He doesn't seem to care for the other hens. When she's gone, he keeps crowing. Does this happen in quail? I heard about it in pigeons and other birds.
That’s perfect on ratio and size....just keep eye on the favorite that she’s not being overbred and you may want to do some fertility checks to see if he is in fact only breeding the 1.....They're in a cage. 1 male, and 4 females in it. It's a large cage. 8 or so sf
It's normal for me. I keep some of mine in pairs because they seem happy that way. Maybe I just have weird quails though.
You are not the only one! My rooster has enough choices, but he prefer to mate only with his Berta. I had to separate them a while ago. He really liked the new girls, but had no idea what to do with them. He started jumping on Berta every time a new hen walked passed him until she had a small hole in her head. He calmed down a lot now that they are alone.