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How big are Quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by pixie74943, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering how big Quail are (Coturnix)??

    I saw some in a pet shop today, full feathers, a little bigger than finches (same cage as finches). They'd be buttons right? They seemed pretty small. Or would they have had some space for growing?

    Also, they were $9 each... seems a bit of a rip off...

    Does anyone have pictures of Coturnix with something for comparison (your hand doesnt count btw)
     
  2. youridreezen

    youridreezen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, they were $9 each... seems a bit of a rip off...

    well if they are bottoms that is not to bad as i paid $20 for mine​
     
  3. canter6

    canter6 Cooped up

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    Sorry I don't have pics, but coturnix,coturnix quail range between 6 to 10+ oz. depending on strain.
    You were probably seeing button quail, based on your description.
    $9 each for coturnix,coturnix is a rip off, but button quail breeders can name their own price, based on color and other things because they are basically pets.
    Actually, I think $9 each is pretty standard, maybe even low for the pet birds....Which no one on this board will ever talk me into raising with their pretty pictures....No, no! [​IMG]
     
  4. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    9 dollars for a button is a good price I sell mine for more then that
     
  5. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But if they were the size of finches then they were probably buttons right??

    and can someone just stick a coke can in the pen and snap a photo :p
     
  6. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    If they where in a pet store they are buttons I have never seen them sell anything other then buttons
     

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