Any problems mixing quail breeds?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by frigginchi, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. frigginchi

    frigginchi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2012
    Saratoga, CA
    I want to start a collection but don't want a bazillion cages. Are there any problems mixing them?
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    What species were you planning on mixing? How large of cage?
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2012
  3. frigginchi

    frigginchi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2012
    Saratoga, CA
    Ummm all of them? LoL I don't know yet. Whatever I get my hands on I have a 9'x3'x18" LxWxH wire cage now.
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    In my experience, Bobwhites can be very aggressive to other breeds, even as juveniles. I had to place 3 Coturnix in the hospital cage because the Bobs chewed their faces/nasal/beak area. I have a male Coturnix that has NO upper beak now, although he is doing quite well. Button quail cannot be kept with other types.
  5. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    I got little black leather jackets and do rags for all my BW hens they hormonal little witches LOL I have my corts and gambels and BW sepperate pens cages as well as my Ninjas ( chukka)
  6. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2012
    I've actually seen video's off youtube where quails of different species were kept together. (Button, Coturnix and Tibetan in one cage once)
    I even asked that question myself on one of the videos with mixed breeds in the enclosure, and the lady told me that she hatched those quails together, meaning that they knew each other from birth.

    Though I wouldn't actually suggest having a huge society of different breeds of birds in one enclosure. So maybe buying different breeds of quail eggs, incubating them and letting them all grow up together might actually work. (I haven't tried this yet, so I don't know if it'll work.)

    Otherwise, do not mix different breeds of adult quail. Quail are quite territorial, and with 'strangers' in their cage it won't be very nice. [​IMG]

    ... Maybe you could get one large cage and put loads of dividers in? xD

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