Favorite Breed of Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by rrtimothy, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. "Button" quail

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  2. Mountain quail

    3 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Coturnix quail

    8 vote(s)
    88.9%
  4. Gambels quail

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  5. Bobwhite quail

    3 vote(s)
    33.3%
  6. California Valley quail

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. rrtimothy

    rrtimothy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I was just wondering, what is your FAVORITE breed of quail?
     
  2. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coturnix;

    Why?

    They're very friendly (once you spend time handling them), mine (even though I got them at around 6 months of age) are willing to eat out of my hand, and when I approach them, they don't run away or go hide as I've heard some other quail have done.
    They only fly away when a bird flies overhead and pretty close, or if a bird perches near by. That's only when I let them free range.

    They produce lovely, tasty eggs and apparently tasty meat as well (I don't eat quail meat >.<).
    Coturnix quail are more commonly used for egg production and meat production in commercial businesses anyway.
    And I love them! [​IMG]
     

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