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Help! What is this?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by pooderpie77, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. pooderpie77

    pooderpie77 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got this bird from my dad who got it from someone who has chickens. He had several of these guys to but they got picked off by a hawk. All my dad knew was it is a quail of some sort. Does anyone know what type it may be and if it could be a female or male. It is all red. No white feathering at all. Thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. pooderpie77

    pooderpie77 Out Of The Brooder

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    It does look very similar! Thanks for the input. I thought it looked like the pictures I found of the Tennessee Red Quails.
     
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  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    He /she could be a Tennessee Red quail too.
     
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  6. bingrancher

    bingrancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shape of the beak says coturnix quail. Cots have hook style beaks and bobwhites are more cone shaped
     
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  7. flg8r

    flg8r Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks just like two I was given that were ID'ed on here as tibetan coturnix. The do look a bit similar to the Tennessee Red quail which was why I asked too. The beak definitely makes a difference.
     
  8. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A better photo that includes the front of the quail (face and breast) would help better identify which type of quail that you have in your hand.
    James
     
  9. lewee

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    thats a red quail, as far as visibly sexing them goes, the only way i know is to have them in a group, after a while the males will start gettin bald heads due to the females riding them, for "attention"
     
  10. bingrancher

    bingrancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think they were asking what type of quail it is and you got it backwards the females will have the bald spots.
     

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