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Mountain

Average User Rating:
5/5,
  • Breed Colors/Varieties:
    There is no mutations of Mountain quail.
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    They are the largest quail breed in North America.
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  • Breed Details:
    VERY HARD TO RAISE! Not for the beginner quail raiser! As chicks, they will peck toes and it is hard to get them to start eating as chicks. When they are hatched, cut up mealworms into small pieces and feed for the fist few days. They will need a 28% Protien feed as chick, and Mazuri Gamebird starter and breeder is best for them at all ages. As young adults place them in a wire pen and feed Mazuri Gamebird Maintenese feed.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. UncleFrank
    5/5,
    "Great Quail to have"
    Pros - Beautiful bird, great call, not as aggressive as most quail, tame down well and aren't as flighty as some quail.
    Cons - A little harder too brood and will toe peck if not brooded correctly. Egg laying not as reliable.
    I have raised Mountains for some time now and are my favorite out of 8 different breeds I raise. Gorgeous bird with a beautiful call, easy to raise if brooded correctly.
    Overall:
    5
  2. cooguy1234567
    5/5,
    "i want it"
    i want it i go hunting for them every summer the taste good i want five so i can just shoot them with my bow in my back yard
    Overall:
    5

User Comments

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  1. Buck Oakes
    thats an awful thing to do just raise it to shoot it, whats wrong with you, at least when people cull their chickens they do it humanly
  2. cooguy1234567

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