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Bobwhite questions, again.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bantamboy93, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. bantamboy93

    bantamboy93 Chirping

    Jun 22, 2011
    So i'm going to be selling all my pharaohs soon. And getting 1 pair of bobwhite quail. I've already got someone lined up to buy from. Adult birds. My main question is: Will the male be whistling this fall/winter? The man i talked to said his whistle a lot all spring and summer cuz it's laying/breeding season. But not as much during winter.

    Also. Is there any major difference between the Coturnix and Bobwhites that i should be aware of? My coturnix are quite quiet.. lol. But there is one hen that will come at me when she's hungry and try and peck me.. Ugh.

  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    If Bobwhites have been hand raised by someone that babies them or yourself, then they can be friendly, eat from your hands, come running for treats. If they were someone else's birds and raised in a distant way, they may be terrified of you. But you can work with them and over time you may tame them up somewhat.

    The males can scream and screech any time of year, but if you are waiting to hear the official "bobwhite" call, you may not ever hear that if you have a female with the male. That is a call to attract a female. So if he has one, then he may not utter this call. Only my single boys will make this call during breeding season.

    But males can be territorial and can scream other noises and sounds all the time, so they will not be completely silent.

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