My male quail is a racist!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Wifezilla, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I have a quad of corturnix. One male and 2 females are wild type. The other female is white. He never mates with the white female that i have seen. The two wild type females have little bald spots from him grabbing them and jumping on. There isn't a single feather out of place on my white girl.

    So am I going to have to get a white male and a few more girls to hang with my white girl???
     
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  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Seriously? Nobody else has this problem?
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    LOL..segregate them... [​IMG]
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    So the answer to my quail problem is more quail? Strange. The answer to any ducks problems I had always seemed to be more ducks. Hummm...I am beginning to see a pattern here...
     
  5. canter6

    canter6 Cooped up

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    Are you absolutely sure the white bird is a female?

    I'm not sure about the exact makeup of the birds in question, but if you are breeding (what you call wild type) (usually the normal brown color, but could be the small variety, or jumbo.) I'm not sure which, with a much larger white or A&M strain, then the bald spots could be caused by the much larger white roo mounting your smaller brown hens (most likely when you are not looking).

    If your brown roo has bald spots, then you may have a white roo in the mix.
    White/light breasted birds are hard to sex!
    Been there, done that!!!
     
  6. journey11

    journey11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've noticed mine tend to hang out more with others that are the same breed in the flock. Not all the time, but often. All my brahmas roost exclusively on one end, the BA's usually on the other, and the EE's down the middle!

    ETA: Ugh, quail...just ignore me! [​IMG]
     
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  7. canter6

    canter6 Cooped up

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    Quote:Ok, no problem!
    I'm going to ignore you the same way I ignore all the beloved chicken folks that wander in here trying to moderate this small forum.

    Ignoring you... [​IMG] As requested.
     
  8. PetersonD

    PetersonD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Canter's question and the point made is a good one. Look forward to the answer!
     
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Are you absolutely sure the white bird is a female?

    3 eggs per day from 3 hens. Saw the white one lay an egg myself. She is a girl for sure. As for size, they are all about the same size.

    Here is a picture of the eggs. I will upload a photo of the birds in a minute.
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  10. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Not sure what to say, my A&M roos are the nastiest of all my breeds, I have a very hard time finding one that does not abuse the girls and cam never find one that can live with nother roo no matter how big the pen is or how many ladies to mate with.

    Right now I have 4 pens of 2-3 A&M's each cause any more and they hurt each other. I also have 2 cages with injured roos that are healing and I did not cull them because ofcourse they are the largest of the bunch.
     

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