I took Rex out to a hospital pen so he could recover from his sons bullying him, his sons having been sold now, but... Speckles has been acting unusual. I know she is female as she has laid many eggs before and such and even hatched one batch herself, yet a day after I took Rex out so he could heal up without the girls curiously pecking at him... She started acting rather male-like, going into nestboxes and doing the nesting calls and digging it out and also mounting her daughters, who even squat down for her which I find strange. She still calls to Rex in the usual female quail way though. Is she just taking his place until I re-introduce him? She is still laying eggs so I know she hasn't decided to randomly turn into a male, but she is acting like one.