Bobwhites

Discussion in 'Quail' started by fowlman33, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. fowlman33

    fowlman33 Out Of The Brooder

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    I currently have about 80 northern Bobwhite quail and I am in love with these picky, unique birds....in the spring, I am wanting to expand with another strain of the bobwhite and was thinking about some Georgia Giants or Jumbos. What would you guys and girls recommend ?

    I am also wanting a few snowflake bobs for their beauty !!!

    I assume these birds are the same as my little northerns ??

    thanks,
     
  2. keckels

    keckels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some Tennessee Red's & they have been easy. Haven't noticed them being aggressive, but then again, I've only had them about 3 months.
     
  3. chickbird

    chickbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    to those who sell and flight train bob whites ....how old are they when you sell them and how old when you begin the flight training?
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    From 0 - 6 weeks, the bobs are fed a high protein GBS of 28% - 30% protein. When they reach 6 weeks of age, the protein is lowered to 20% - 24%. They need to be kept in a large aviary or a flight pen of large size so they can develop good flight muscle.

    You can start selling them around 14-16 weeks of age, or anytime before the next breeding season. [​IMG]
     

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