I know some of you might find this odd that I would be asking about quail, but this one has me stumped I have a pen that has 1 male with 4 females. They have been together for at least 3 months. Recently I noticed that one of my hens in that cage looked like she was molting real hard, her back feathers are mostly pin-feathers, very scruffy looking. Like I said, I just thought she was molting very badly. Yesterday I gave them all some new dirt to bathe in. The male in that cage was in the dirt and wouldn't let any of the females in. He then proceeded to chase this girl around and fight with her So apparently he is the reason why her feathers look so bad I removed her, and put her in another cage with a lone female. What would cause this male to fight with a female that he's been with for months? Culling this bird is not an option, he's the only cinnamon male I have. I'm going to be rearranging birds shortly, so hopefully I can get him matched up with girls he's more compatable with.