Bob White Quail Question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by GaDawg, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. GaDawg

    GaDawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Mom got some BW Quail and she needs to know at what age you can let them out into the wild? Right now they are about 2 weeks old. Also, when can you tell they are male or female?

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  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    PM Charlie on here his username is
    wilds of pa
     
  3. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    You really cant tell they are male or female till they are decently older. I forget when mine first started showing signs of male or female. As for releasing.... 6-8wks. As soon as they can fly and are fully feathered....make sure you get them use to the elements or environment they are going to live in before release....put the pen at release site....also set up a feed and water station for the birds.
    Good Luck!
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  4. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also check local laws because some states you need a permit to raise for release purposes.
     
  5. GaDawg

    GaDawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone you have been a big help, and thanks for the tip of putting feed and water out for them.

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  6. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:SHHHHHHHH!
     
  7. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    Quote:SHHHHHHHH!

    Why, so people can endanger their native species?
     
  8. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    What do you meen by endangering?
    Hey, I have a GSP (if you mean German Shorthair Pointer)
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2008
  9. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    If you illegally introduce another species to an area, they can drive the native species out, transfer disease to them, or in some cases cross-breed rendering the originally species extinct.

    Yes, we have a German Shorthair! Here's a pic of him:

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    He was a pound puppy, but he's a pretty good bird dog with no hunt training!
     

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