male feamale numbers.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quailresearcher, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. quailresearcher

    quailresearcher Out Of The Brooder

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    OK my 7 quail are now four weeks old and I can tell I have 6 females with 1 male. They are coturnix and I was wondering if my male can breed all the girls or if I need to take some of the girls out?
     
  2. beakmaster

    beakmaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is possible but not reliable. 1 male to every 4 females would provide a more reliable fertility rate. If you got 1 more male or 2 less females it would be ideal..... or just separate (or cull) 2 of the females so you know which eggs are fertile and which are eating eggs. Many people go 1 male to every 5 females but the more females the more likely you will get some eggs that don't get fertilized.
     
  3. quailresearcher

    quailresearcher Out Of The Brooder

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    OK thanks for the advice. I thought I needed to remove. 2 but wanted to be sure.
     

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