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Discussion in 'Quail' started by _Randall_, Nov 29, 2009.
OK, how do Bob White compare in taste to CA Valleys?
I know everyone says that bobs taste better than coturnix but they sound a right nightmare to keep! Are they worth the hassle? My coturnix are such sweet calm birds, it would take a taste sensation to make me change over!
Quote:Some will answer this question with a "No", and for several different reasons, but basically two ......... because of the extensive time to maturity, and because of their demeanor. I personally think the 20+ week wait on maturity is worth it, but that's just me. That tasty white meat is worth every bit of the wait when I tear into one of'em. As far as demeanor, yep, they're little terrorists with feathers for the most part. Somedays, they can't stand their own selves. I wish I had a nickel for every time I've said under my breath while at my pens that I wish I had a shock-collar made for birds, and had one on every one of the little devils (with different frequencies of course)........and every time one walks by another one and jack-hammers the back of it's head..........he'd get a good jolt right quick like to put a little civility into him Juuuuussssssstttttt Kiiiiiidddddddiiiiiiiinnnnnn'.....
Seriously, they aren't for the impatient person that does not want a lot of time and money in them, especially to turn a profit. Nor are they for someone who has zero tolerence for animals that can't get along with their roommates from time to time.
But Boy Howdy.............when they're laying in a big dish in front of you all covered up with gravy, and you bite into that delicious juicy white breast meat, it makes it all worth while .......at least for me!!
This is a 6' x 16' I built this summer. It has an aluminum sheet partition in the middle to make it two pens in one 6' x 8'. The partition is on hinges at the top, and can be swung up and locked out of the way to make one big pen. I'm in the middle of building 2 more of these.... I just don't wanna stop gettin' bigger, but wifey may influence my thinkin' before too long.........lol
Getting great info from past threads/posts.
Like others that are new to quail, I was floored by the amount of wasted feed baby quail create. We have 14 A&M's 1 week old (plug: from James/Marie farm) and I have been scratching my head daily for a solution. Digging through the forum yesterday I came across this idea. I an currently using a plastic round bottom feeder so I picked up a 4X2" reducer this morning. I had some 2" PVC at home so I trimmed a piece for the downspout instead of the toilet paper roll. I want to gladly report this has eliminated the crazy spillage that had been occurring. The quail can no longer get in the feeder and climb up in the jar. I think they did this for fun. At first there were a few that were desperately trying to get in the feeder but soon realized it just wasn't going to happen. Definitely a good option for anyone dealing with quail wasting their feed. Thanks
HI: If anyone is interested in getting paid for some past prime, non-hatching, non-eating quail eggs check out my "WANTED" posting. I'm looking for WHITE bob white quail eggs at a reasonable price (or free if you feel so inclined) that I can use for making a halloween tree for a childrens hospital. I do egg art (see my avitar photo) and that's what these will be used for. I'll be happy to pay shipping.
I will also take any other kinds of quail that anyone might have as well...
I live in Michigan; will pay for postage. Please check out the WANTED posting. Thanks.