First "Koh-Turrrrrnix!"

Discussion in 'Quail' started by sfw2, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    I bought six Coturnix chicks (various colors) at a swap, about a month ago. They've been living in the brooder in my office, since then. DH has been working insane hours, so he hasn't been able to build permanent housing, yet.

    I've figured out that one of my Goldens is a male, and the other is female. My "wild" appears to be a hen, too. The A&M and the two Tibetans - no clue.

    I was checking CL and Freecycle for materials, last night, and got my first "Koh-Turrrrrnix!" Actually, it was more of a "Cough-Ter-Whattheheckwasthat????" Of course, I didn't see who did it.

    I am smitten, though.

  2. I love that call, our quail coop is attached to the side of a barn and it echo's off that.

  3. My young males are startin to do it too.
    I kinda like it, not too loud or annoying.
    Kinda just blends into the background.

    When you see em do it, they stand up straight and stratch their necks and kinda wiggle, pretty funny like a mini rooster.
  4. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    I love that sound, especially in the evenings for some reason. I can hear mine from the front porch, it blends right in with all the wild bird sounds.
  5. Schroeder

    Schroeder Songster

    Nov 9, 2008
    Central Indiana
    My Coop
    Am I the only one who thinks it sounds exactly like, "Look at me"?
  6. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    Quote:that or co - turn- knee
  7. crash0330

    crash0330 Songster

    Mar 11, 2010
    Mecca, CA
    My Coop
    Quote:How old are yuors chicken whisperer? I have some 6 week olders and Im yet to hear the Coturnix sound, they might be making it Ive just been out of the house a lot lately and maybe thats why I havent heard them yet.
  8. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Crash, mine are about a month old, and have just started. Maybe you have all hens???
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Quote:They definitely say 'Look at MEEEEEEEEEE!!' [​IMG]
  10. crash0330

    crash0330 Songster

    Mar 11, 2010
    Mecca, CA
    My Coop
    Quote:MMMM I wish you were right, but no Im 100% sure I have some males, probably more males than females, I know this cuz of their breast color. But hey today I dont work and I was outside and heard one of them make that sound!!!!

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