Fertile Male Quail

I have been sent an email by Junior asking if his male quail is likely to be fertile. Junior’s male quail is 2 years old. A way of telling if a male is fertile is if the eggs hatch, however Junior’s birds have yet to hatch some eggs.

Hi Junior,

I believe that the foam ball that the male deposits is a sign that the mating season or fertile stage has been reached.

I have read that a fully sexually mature male quail will have a noticeably swollen cloaca gland under the tail.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards
Sara @ farmingfriends