Advertisement Both male and female gives birth even if they are not mated at all. We keep most of our HH separated individually contained as you can see in the photos. We have seen a male giving birth without mating. The only difference between a male and a female giving birth is the size of the broods. Again this is all base from our own experience. And we do not have any scientific basis. To see is to believe. And those are base from what we saw and experienced.