Male to Female ratio

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quail31, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. quail31

    quail31 Out Of The Brooder

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    HI what should be the male to female ratio with your standard Japanese quail. Ive heard that people have 1 male and 6 females but I would of thought you should have more like four females ??. I dunno ??
     
  2. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I originally had 1 male to 2 females (that's what the breeder sold) - bad idea. Once one hen's head was bald, the male soon turned to the next hen, who in-turn became bald and he resorted to pulling on the feathers above both the hens eyes to do his thing, if you know what I mean.

    I would suggest 1 male to around 4 females, but you can have as many females as you want, it doesn't really matter, as long as you have more than four.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2013

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