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Best breed of quail for beginners??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by StevenW., Dec 12, 2010.

  1. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    Whats the best breed for beginners?

  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    I will say for friendly, cuddly, and birds you can tame....Japanese Coturnix

    If you want birds that are pretty and fun to stare at and giggle at the sounds they make....Chinese Blue Breasted "Button" Quail
  3. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    They have to be outside birds not inside like the button... [​IMG]
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

    Mar 2, 2009
    Coturnix... Hands Down No Question Easily The Most Docile And Handleable Of All Quail Speces
  5. Robo

    Robo Songster

    Jul 15, 2010
    Coturnix are the best to start out with. Little to no aggression, and are tame. Plus they can tolerate cold climates.
  6. Lelu

    Lelu In the Brooder

    Oct 24, 2010
    Monterey, Ca
    I started with Japanese Coturnix a couple months ago, and to spite being a complete noob, and not the brightest crayon in the box, I have yet to kill or injure a single bird :) My hens are outside 24/7 and produce eggs like clockwork. I highly recommend Coturnix.

    To save money, and because I am a beginner, I did buy adult birds. I has worked out perfect for me. I didn't have to wait for eggs to hatch, and I didn't have to buy an incubator or a build a brooder. Plus, learning how to care for adult birds is a good step one. Someday I would love to raise a batch of birds from egg to adult. However, caring for the adults is a great way to work yourself up to that challenge. Also, the investment is cheaper if you change your mind.
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I've had Georgia Giants, Northerns, & Jumbo Brown Coturnix. I highly reccomend the Coturnix for their mellowness. I still raise them & got rid of the "spastic" breeds.

  8. Rozzie

    Rozzie Songster

    Jul 14, 2010
    I'm chiming in to say that coturnix are easy to keep. My experience is "only" with coturnix & button quail (as far as quail goes, anyway. I've had chickens, ducks, geese, guineas...)

    Of all the birds I've had in my life, coturnix are the single EASIEST to deal with.

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