Choosing...WHICH GAMEBIRD DO YOU PREFER

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by SamG347, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Well...I have 3 options here and I cant decide for the life of me. As many of you know I own/breed Coturnix quail. But I would also like to get something new...here are my three choices


    Button Quail
    Bobwhite Quail
    Albino Chukar Partridge

    I cant decide which I would rather get. They all have their ups and downs....and I dont know what the demand is for either of the three. Let me know what you guys PREFER!
    Thanks!
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I love ringneck pheasants... but that's not on your list.
     
  3. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two of three you listed. I love my button quail. I have a breeding pair and just hatched nine of their babies out. They are really easy to care for. I have mine in a 10 gallon aquarium and they do just great. not real friendly and very flighty. easy to breed and care for. I also have 7 bob whites and they are outside and do really well. they also are very easy to care for. I have them for the sound they make. I have a trio of oranges and then regular brown ones. I have had pretty good luck with the bob white in breeding also. They are not has flighty but are not real friendly either. both are easy to care for. I guess i prefer my buttons but both have pros and cons


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  4. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Yah I have had bobwhite before....the only thing I dont like about them is you have to keep them in smaller numbers when breeding...I dont have the money to build a lot of new cages. I have a cage for the Partridge and for the buttons.
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  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    Bobwhtes and Albino [​IMG]
     
  6. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chukkars! I want to get some next year.
     
  7. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chukars. I love mine and really wish they weren't seasonal layers. It's going to be a long wait to get eggs. I have the standard color, though. Albinos are more expensive and harder to come across.

    If you already have quail of any sort then chukars are fun enough to branch out into.
     
  8. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bobwhites!
     
  9. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    Bobwhites AND chukar [​IMG]
     
  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sam, you should get the albino chukars!!!
     

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