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Mearns Quail

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Just thought I'd share a few pictures of the new Mearns Quail. I've had them for about a month now, but today was the first day I was able to get decent pics. 

 

-- I'm also still trying to find out if any of you have Mearns; please respond if you do. 

 

 

700 Is it just me, or does this guy look like he is a small sculplture?  haha

 

 

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post #2 of 13

Are these quail for hobby or eating?   What is there purppose?  They sure are pretty!
 

post #3 of 13
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Hobby/Conservation of the species. People do eat them when hunted in the wild (and the populations are VERY low), but I would say anyone who would eat them in captivity would be crazy --- Pairs go for $250-$450 each and eggs can sell for $30 an egg. 

 

I've seen people describe these birds as an artist who took a piece off of every single quail, and composed them all into just one quail. 

 

Like I said, I haven't had them too long, but am really enjoying them so far. It took me months to even be able to find any for sale. 


Edited by drowe005 - 12/9/12 at 6:20pm
post #4 of 13

Thankyou.  It is so great to see some one so excited over their hobby.  I would like to see more pics as the birds mature.

post #5 of 13

Very nice birds, their on my want list and have spoken for some but wont be getting them till next summer.

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Originally Posted by bonnie in indiana View Post

Thankyou.  It is so great to see some one so excited over their hobby.  I would like to see more pics as the birds mature.


I do not think there will be any further change in the feathers.  Those are the adult feathers.

post #7 of 13
can you tell me where can I get some hatching eggs or live birds of this kind of quail plssss
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post #8 of 13

Beautiful birds! Never heard of these quails before

post #9 of 13
Why mearns so valuable
post #10 of 13

These birds run wild in my territory and occasionally they are drawn in by the calls from my Bobwhites.  Especially in the fall when my birds are calling in for the winter covey. They are becoming rare around here and in the wild. Gorgeous birds.
 

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