Male to Female ratio

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

  1. quail31

    quail31 In the Brooder

    Jun 10, 2013
    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 Songster

    Oct 10, 2012
    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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