given baby quail, no idea what kind?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ScaredOfShadows, May 21, 2011.

  1. I was given 4 baby quail today, friend just said they were told "quail" and basic info, but never told what kind...

    SO now I have 4 lil quail that are roughly the size of my 2 day old d'uccle chicks (so same size as day old bantams) fully feathered wings, some feathering on the shoulders into chest area and on their backs...they have more of a elongated beak than chicks do more pointy-ish LOL

    So how old do you think they are if they are that size/feathered out? I am really hoping they are some Japanese quail and not a wild North American type (ex. bob)

    color wise they are brown, red, and feathering in the brownish red, with tan and black specked on the chest/shoulder areas. so figuring some form of wild pattern.

    any help would be awesome! I know basic care on quail, more looking for possible ID, and pictures of other young quail. [​IMG]

  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    If they are tame, most likely they are Coturnix (Japanese Quail). You can post photos and we can let you know for sure [​IMG]

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