Can anyone please explain me the difference between the Bowhite and GG

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by TommyVT05, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Hello everyone,

    I have been looking online for the past couple of days and no luck on finding an article that fully explains the difference between the Northern Bobwhite and the Geogia Giant Bobwhite. Basically, they are the same correct? Just the G.G. being a little more faster and bigger?

    The "buuu--bob---white!!!" call should be the same correct?

    Also...how was the Georigia Giant Bobwhite even bred? Is it basically selectively breeding the Northerns to be bigger and bigger and just name them as Georgia Gaint rather than the smaller Northern ancestor?

    Would be nice to know : ) Thank You Thank You

    - Tommy
     
  2. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Anyone...??? [​IMG]
     
  3. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    I did some quick research but like you I did not really find anything. What I found appeared to be from game bird hatcheries or "hunting clubs."

    It appears that the Bobwhite (wild form) is the parent and that the other types are subspecies, my guess being selectively bred for the desirable trait of size. Just my guess. Hope someone else has more information. There are folks on here that raise quail.
     
  4. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Exactly right!! Same for the Wisconsin, Jumbo, Tenn Red and the host of other colors/size variations.

    I have a list of the subspecies with basic descrips of the groups and some of the local names - http://www.gbwf.org/quail/bobwhite.html , adapted from Johnsgard.

    Sad thing is, people don't know (or care) the difference and will breed all the ssp together or release in a location where a native ssp lives. This has occurred in Asia with the True Pheasants and many unique races are now extinct.

    Dan
     
  5. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Thank You EVERYONE!!!

    However, there is one thing I am still unsure of...

    Will they both still have the SAME exact calls, just some being bigger than others. etc?

    - Tommy
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:I wish i coudl help you there...i dont know but I'd assume they would, just maybe a slightly different sounding of the same call. *a pure guess*


    I wanted to comment, that is soo cool you have red jungle fowl-100% bloodline! *jealous*! [​IMG]
     
  7. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Geee...

    Thanks! : ) [​IMG]

    - Tommy
     
  8. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Quick question:

    Regardless if its the original "Northern Bobwhite" or not, will any of the subspecies make the Bobwhite Call and what ago do they have to be in order to do such call?

    Mines are almost 3 months old now, yet, don't hear the Buhh-Bob-Whiteee! call yet. Hummm...I have 3 pairs too, so just curious as to why they aren't calling.

    Any info would help.

    Thanks!

    - Tommy
     
  9. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:All will make the call, too young, wrong time of year.

    Dan
     
  10. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Dan,

    Thank You! : )

    - Tommy

    PS: Will be looking forward to the calls in Spring 2009. 4 more months! Haha

    - Tommy
     

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