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Pairing Bob White Quail for breeding

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bljfarms, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. bljfarms

    bljfarms Hatching

    Jul 4, 2011
    I want to start seperating my bobwhites for breeding. I currently have two males together in one coop and 2 males and 4 females in another. I want to pair one male and one female in each breeding coop. Will a male that is paired with a female that he has never seen before attack her? If so, how do i introduce them. Thanks for your help.

  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    If this male previously had a mate, and she is still present and accounted for, than it is possible he might attack her during the next breeding season. However, if he has never had a mate in this group, then he will become a pair with whom ever you pair him up with. If there is a particular female you want to keep with him, then start pairing these two off before breeding season, or before you force any laying on them. I don't know where you are located, but if it is winter and you are not forcing any laying with lights, then now is the time to pair the birds off. The male will not attack any female during the off season. I think you will be fine.

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