male on eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by burny, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. burny

    burny Out Of The Brooder

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    Can a male quail sit on eggs my male seem's intrested, he is in the corner of the his hutch sitting, can't exactly see what he is doing because he has hay over him.Thanks
     
  2. countrygirl14

    countrygirl14 Out Of The Brooder

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    both the male and female will pick the nesting spot, but yes Im pretty sure both male and female sit on the eggs. [​IMG] baby quail are the cutest!:)
     
  3. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not with button quail and some other breeds when it comes to behavior in the wild. Domestically if you get a quail that actually sits on eggs have someone throw you a party because only about 1 in half a million set on eggs far far faaaaar less than that actually hatch them. I have been raising and researching quail for about 5 years and I have seen one example of a coturnix hen that sat her eggs to hatch. I've seen a few button quail do it, but with the way they are being aviary bred these days you can expect that to go away within a few years, as it already has in bobwhites.
     
  4. burny

    burny Out Of The Brooder

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    Are chinese quail and button quail the same?
     
  5. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    button quail in the USA are Blue Breasted Chinese quail. so yes they are the same.
     
  6. Mia Sebastian

    Mia Sebastian Out Of The Brooder

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    I currently have a male Red Tennesse sitting on eggs.
     
  7. MageofMist

    MageofMist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My male Chinese Painted/King/Button quails sit on eggs sometimes with the hen or on their own when the hens take breaks, then again, my quail are extremely broody. Even my incubator-hatched ones want to sit on eggs. The males also help out with the young, snuggling them like a hen and calling them over to food and giving it them.
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  8. BaJa

    BaJa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my male bobwhite is siting on eggs. he's only got one week to go. this is the third time!
     
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