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Have several Roos of different color, introduce them to different groups of hens.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mogollon, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. mogollon

    mogollon Hatching

    Jun 30, 2016
    I have separated my Roos from my hens. (Giving the hens a break.) Each Roo is in his own 1 x 2 pen. I have hens in groups of color; Golden, A & M, Jumbos, and Range. I have some eggs in the bator that have these color genes and I purchased others with silver genes. Down the road I want to enjoy working with coturnix genes. Question: do you think the Roos will be to territorial to accept hens into their pens for mating. Or would it be better to have a "neutral" cage to do the deeds. Or....am I going about this all wrong? Welcome to any feedback. Thanks in advance!

  2. JaeG

    JaeG Free Ranging Premium Member

    Sep 29, 2014
    New Zealand
    Introductions are best done with wire between for a week or two as some females may not be happy and gang up on the male. They can do some serious damage too! They do have good memories so if you are putting the same male back in they should remember him and be happy to see him. My girls who have always been with a boy miss him if they are parted from him. If you are letting them have a winter break the males will leave the girls alone until spring comes around again.

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