Wont stop mating

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Dingo, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Dingo

    Dingo Songster

    In Feb I hatched out about 30 quail, the majority of them made their way to the freezer but I kept a couple. One of the keepers is an italian roo, he cannot be kept with hens as he's mauled one and I dont want to risk him killing them. When he's alone he's spastic and will mate the entire time I'm tending to him. The top of his head is bald from constantly hitting it. Should I just have him butchered or is there a way to get him to settle down? I was hoping to breed him before sending him to camp but he's such a jerk.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 27, 2012

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Strong possibility he would produce sons as maladjusted as he is. I'd use another male for breeding.

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