My Quail is trying to mate with my cat??!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by JKav, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. JKav

    JKav Out Of The Brooder

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    First, no worries - they are separated...[​IMG]

    But when my cat comes around, instead of crouching down and squealing for a sec like she used to, now Omelette does a little tap dance and puts her butt and tail up in the air. I have to get a pic. Is this a mating ritual??
     
  2. chickenlover432

    chickenlover432 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ummm...I don't know....(Why is your quail trying to mate with your cat??????????):lol:
     
  3. dollychickens

    dollychickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a male JP quail, he could not stop crowing at night, 2am, 3am, 4am.....so i thought he is lonely and i put him together with two female button quails( at that time i don't have any female JP quails). He stopped crowing...so good i can sleep at night...However, one day i came back from work and i saw him was trying to catch my female button quail and try to mate....they are different ..species .. He was so aggressive....I got angry and took him out and shut him aside alone again.
     
  4. JKav

    JKav Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh no! Poor buttons. I have read that males should be kept with 3 female for that reason, but I have no experience. My only hatch of 12 eggs is a female. How did you end up with one JP Quail?
     
  5. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like what the hen do when protecting the chicks. crouching and fluffing up. It could be her way of saying get out of here you stupid cat! lol
     
  6. JKav

    JKav Out Of The Brooder

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    Oooohh lol! Is there a hen mating ritual?
     
  7. chickenlover432

    chickenlover432 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahaa
     
  8. dollychickens

    dollychickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I was going to change my quail breed to larger quail. So I decided to sell my button quail and buy more Jp quail. I purchased my first male Jp quail for $1( someone wants to rehome him). Now I realized why... He could not stop crowing at night... If I put him together with other quails. He will bully other male quails and mate my female quails non-stop( and agreesively)
     
  9. JKav

    JKav Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe you can have him neutered :eek:
     
  10. Quail lady

    Quail lady Out Of The Brooder

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    I just read this, Quincy does this too, to most people when approached quickly and from behind (never me though, I think she knows I'm female?). I think the lil things run on instincts quite a bit, which is why they do so well raised by us silly humans who never seem to bathe in dirt or preen.
    I'm pretty sure it's the auto reaction and yes she thinks she's about to be mated with.
    You know how chickens do a very similar thing when approached the same way? Squat, flatten their backs and lower their head.
    That's our two cents....
     

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