Going Crazy trying to ID- Game Bird?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by texas_is_home, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. texas_is_home

    texas_is_home Out Of The Brooder

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    I need help to ID this bird. I found him/her injured on our loading dock at work. When I first saw it I thought it was a female bob-white quail but, after a closer look I'm just plain stumped as to what species or breed this bird may be. I still think it's a game bird of some sorts. It's a beautiful little bird, I just want to make sure it gets the proper care.

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  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quail was my first guess..... But I'm not very familiar with any other species.
     
  3. harewizard

    harewizard Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. FiveHens

    FiveHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I'm not much help, but if it's a wild bird, try searching "Common Pauraque," (or any nightjar-- whatbird.wbu.com/obj/858/_/Common_Pauraque_Breeding_Male.aspx --) and see if that helps. Maybe a quail too, since the white chin patch is bigger... Can you tell if it's a domestic bird or not? Does it fly well? Or if it's a juvenile, or female, it might not fit the standard description of any game bird species.

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  5. texas_is_home

    texas_is_home Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I can't tell if it's domestic or not. It does not fly well and I'm almost positive it's a juvenile. I live in the Rio Grande Valley so, it could be a common pauraque. I appreciate all yalls help!
     
  6. De

    De Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a Quail coturnix or pharaoh....not sure what color that is call...
     
  7. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure it's domestic
     
  8. Goose and Fig

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    Quote:Yep- looks just like my cortnix, just a different color. They are the strangest little birds- they make all kinds of crazy noises [​IMG]
     
  9. texas_is_home

    texas_is_home Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank ya'll for the help! Keep on Cluckin'!
     
  10. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coturnix quail. She's pretty!
     

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