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Best type of coutrnix quail?

post #1 of 7
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I am planning on getting coturnix hatching eggs next week.  I remember hearing that the pharaoh/wild color tend to be more skittish and flighty.  From people's experience, is this true?  If so, what varieties are the friendliest?


Edited by Scooter&Suzie - 3/13/16 at 9:12pm
“People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.” - Oscar Wilde
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“People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.” - Oscar Wilde
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post #2 of 7
A coturnix is a coturnix is a coturnix. The only reason id suggest sticking with goldens or pharaohs is that theyre easier to sex.
post #3 of 7
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Okay! I'm really glad to hear that as they are my favorite coloring. Thanks!
“People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.” - Oscar Wilde
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“People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.” - Oscar Wilde
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Originally Posted by dc3085 View Post

The only reason id suggest sticking with goldens or pharaohs is that theyre easier to sex.

Don't believe him; they ignore me just like every other female...

post #5 of 7

I don't think there is a differnece between the breeds, it just depends on the bird you get.:P

2 EXTREMELY CUTE Coturnix Quail

Lives in Northern California

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2 EXTREMELY CUTE Coturnix Quail

Lives in Northern California

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post #6 of 7

I have jumbos. They are wild-type color and they are NOT flighty. Nor are they friendly. In fact, sometimes I wish they were more flighty. Trying to fight off a bunch of crazed quail who want their mealworms NOW sounds silly but the little velicoraptors can really hurt when they peck you. 

 

What are you looking for, eggs or meat? 

post #7 of 7

lol

2 EXTREMELY CUTE Coturnix Quail

Lives in Northern California

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