Interestingly, testosterone supplementation in castrated adult male Quails lead to a significant decrease in body temperature.1 The castrated male quails ran a higher body temperature than their non-castrated counterparts, but the difference disappeared after testosterone supplementation began.
What does this have to do with anything? Nothing really, other than now that I know Quails can tolerate testosterone shots well, I can finally fulfill my dream of getting the QBBF (Quail Body Building Federation) up and running. Get ready for some big-billed feathered freaks Summer 2013!
- Reference Type: Journal Article
Author: Hänssler, I.
Author: Prinzinger, R.
Primary Title: The influence of the sex-hormone testosterone on body temperature and metabolism of the male Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica)
Journal Name: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences
Cover Date: 1979-04-01
Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel
Subject: Biomedical and Life Sciences
Start Page: 509
End Page: 510