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OH NO...another one?!?!?!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Appaloosa Hill Farm, May 14, 2009.

  1. Appaloosa Hill Farm

    Appaloosa Hill Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please tell me a coturnix hen will mount another bird for dominance. Please? My confirmed A&M roo was just mounted by what I swore was a hen. [​IMG]
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Did "she" latch on beak to back of head feathers and mount? If so... sounds like you gotta roo. My hens never do that least never that i've seen LOL


    It's time to flip your birds over an dlook for the swollen area abo eth event and press on it like a button. If white foam comes out you got males.
     
  3. Appaloosa Hill Farm

    Appaloosa Hill Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Yep, latched so hard, it pulled them both over backwards. Now I know why all the fighting. 6 quail=3m/3f [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:[​IMG]
     
  5. tumra

    tumra Out Of The Brooder

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    hey it may still be a female, i see my males mount each other all the time.... i think its a dominance thing - trying to sort out the pecking order. Check their vents and check for the brown ring around their neck to confirm its a male.
     
  6. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:brown ring around the neck?
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:Huh what are you talking about about a brown ring around the neck? [​IMG]

    Also roos will mate eachother they don't discriminate. That's why it's best to only have roos with hens once they are mature.


    ETA also her birds are A & M coturnix... they dont have any male color markings.
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2009

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