No foam when pressed male japanese quail and italian quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by React11, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. React11

    React11 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 28, 2015
    Dhaka, Bangladesh.
    When i pressed the vent there was no foam came out... What did it mean..?? But they are males.
  2. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2013
    Tempe, AZ
    How old are they? They don't make as much foam when very young. They can start as young as 6 weeks but typically more like 9+ weeks for foam production.

    If there is no foam they may not be in breeding condition. In the dead of winter there is no need for foam production. A sick roo will not produce much foam. If the rooster just bred a hen there will be little foam left. Sometimes just popping out some poop will take a good bit of foam out with it. Stress can also cause a quail roo to have little to no foam. Stress can be just moving to a new cage, new cage mates, new quail in the cage next to his, something upsetting him at night like predators lurking, etc.

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