Favorite breed of Quail !!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by polskituft, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. polskituft

    polskituft Out Of The Brooder

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    Whats your Favorite breed of quail, tell us about it here!!!
     
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  2. adem58

    adem58 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mines the bobwhite, even though here in Australia we only got one type of the bobwhite quail.
     
  3. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    I like the white Japanese Quail as they look nice and lay lots of eggs. Sadly I can not get them in my country as we only have the natural coloured ones.

    I also like the Chinese Painted (button) quails and I have some white ones of them. But they are not as mellow and friendly as the Japanese ones - also they are bad for fighting and feather plucking if you try to keep a group together.
     
  4. gorabbitgo

    gorabbitgo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the Chinese Painted Quail. They're so full of character and i love their colors and the calls they make.
    They're not as tame as other species and their eggs are a lot smaller, but they're easy to keep indoors and they're fun to watch. They're like the fancy mice or the colorful guppies of the poultry world.
     
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  5. drowe005

    drowe005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My favorite that Ive ever owned are my near-impossible-to-find Mountain Quail. The ones I like the appearance of the most are the Mearns Quail, in which I hope to recieve some in the next month but we will see what happens. Here's a recent picture I really like of my curious MQ's.
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  6. sandmbaker

    sandmbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just hatched my first ever quail today. Out of 12the eggs I got six babies. I can't wait to see what breeds they r. The eggs were a mix of Texas am pharaoh tuxedo and fawn. I'm very excited!
     
  7. polskituft

    polskituft Out Of The Brooder

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    congratulations on your new quail.
     
  8. Ntsees

    Ntsees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My favorite species is also Mountain quail. Based on my looking around, I think Mearns quail are the near-impossible-to-find than Mountain quail.
     
  9. drowe005

    drowe005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I definately agree about the Mearns being MUCH harder to find. It took me 2 months to locate the mountain quails, and I've been searching since about May for the Mearns and MIGHT have just found some for sale, no guarantees though. There's a really good yahoo group called "Neo-trop Quails" where's there's quite a few Mearns breeders.
     
  10. sandmbaker

    sandmbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey all. my little babies r not all doing so well only 1 is up and about the other 4 r very weak. iv given them electrolytes and sugar water and still weak any suggestions?
     

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