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#5996313 - 10/27/15 08:14 AM Females in heat
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"We would to come, but Dana is in heat. We will be keeping her locked up until the beginning of December. The weather is looking great right now. Have a great trip."

The above was a reply to an invitation for a quail hunt. How long to you generally hold them out of group hunts?
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#5996405 - 10/27/15 09:02 AM Re: Females in heat [Re: bill oxner]
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Daisy is 10 now. She has never missed a hunt because of being in heat, nor have any of the other girl dogs I have or have had. I hunt girls only if I have to. Then boys only next round.
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#5996431 - 10/27/15 09:15 AM Re: Females in heat [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Originally Posted By: CCBIRDDOGMAN
Daisy is 10 now. She has never missed a hunt because of being in heat, nor have any of the other girl dogs I have or have had. I hunt girls only if I have to. Then boys only next round.


You can't do that when you get invited to hunt with other dogs.
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#5996465 - 10/27/15 09:26 AM Re: Females in heat [Re: bill oxner]
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Daisy cant go, I cant go. No if's ands or buts about it. I am not hunting with someone that isn't willing to let the dogs take turns. I would stay home or find somewhere else to go.
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#5996550 - 10/27/15 10:07 AM Re: Females in heat [Re: bill oxner]
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Off topic with bird dogs but same concept. When I was invited to run my black mouths with other dogs I had to be sure if there was a female in heat I didn't take a male or have a female in heat while they wanted to run their males. It's not fair for the males cause it takes their minds off hunting... I know everyone knows that, but had to say it...

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#5996725 - 10/27/15 12:06 PM Re: Females in heat [Re: bill oxner]
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Your replies were non responsive. The question was how long do you hold them out on group hunts?
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#5996730 - 10/27/15 12:09 PM Re: Females in heat [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Originally Posted By: CCBIRDDOGMAN
Daisy cant go, I cant go. No if's ands or buts about it. I am not hunting with someone that isn't willing to let the dogs take turns. I would stay home or find somewhere else to go.


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This

Heat cycles constitute a change in the norm. There is nothing wrong with taking turns no matter the situation. We all have to deal with it every year.

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#5996821 - 10/27/15 01:03 PM Re: Females in heat [Re: bill oxner]
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Let me ask this another way. How long to you keep the female which is in heat separated from the male?
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#5996907 - 10/27/15 01:44 PM Re: Females in heat [Re: bill oxner]
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5 weeks


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#5996938 - 10/27/15 02:03 PM Re: Females in heat [Re: bill oxner]
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5-6 weeks depending how the cycle is going.

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#5997078 - 10/27/15 03:19 PM Re: Females in heat [Re: bill oxner]
CCBIRDDOGMAN Offline
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5 weeks
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#5997342 - 10/27/15 05:25 PM Re: Females in heat [Re: bill oxner]
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Even though they are in heat for that long, they are only receptive for a short time. You have about 10 days to keep them home, if your worried. The rest of the time run them last.
A easy fix would be to just have Dana's owner show up later than the rest of the group, and then run her with other females.
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#5997449 - 10/27/15 06:16 PM Re: Females in heat [Re: bill oxner]
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it can be different for different females, I used hunt them after 4wks
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#5997458 - 10/27/15 06:20 PM Re: Females in heat [Re: kindall]
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Originally Posted By: kindall
Even though they are in heat for that long, they are only receptive for a short time. You have about 10 days to keep them home, if your worried. The rest of the time run them last.
A easy fix would be to just have Dana's owner show up later than the rest of the group, and then run her with other females.


He's already out. I would have been too.

A little story; I was on a quail lease up in Concho county. We had a nice camphouse and decent quail numbers. I went up with my friend Chuck with my two spayed female pointers. Chuck had a male GSP named Pete. Pete was out of field trial stock with national potential. We were using his trailer which I've shown several times on this forum. A Friend named Eric brought his female GSP which was in heat.

Chuck and I had our dogs chained to his trailer. His female came along and backed up to the trailer. They were tied up in a few seconds. The female had a wonderful litter of pups.
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#5997477 - 10/27/15 06:29 PM Re: Females in heat [Re: bill oxner]
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I had 2 females, and 1 male ( all intact) in my house for 3 years with no litters. It can be done, but you better be hyper vigilant.
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