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How tame are your californian/gambels and similar breed quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by al4x, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. al4x

    al4x Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2012
    im just trying to get an idea of how tame these quail get?

    mine (gambels and cali) will sit on my feet and sometimes and eat from my hand hand but wont let me catch them (easily anyway)

    do they get any tamer?
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    I think you have maxed out the tameness of these breeds and have done a wonderful job at that! These breeds can be sort of skittish to begin with, so if they are eating from your hands and sit on your feet, you are definitely doing something right to calm them down! Good job!!
  3. al4x

    al4x Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2012
    That's good then, I didn't know what to expect.

    They were raised in the living room until they went outside so have seen a lot of people from hatch. Plus Iike to just watch them sometimes .

    They are quite skittish (trying to catch them isn't the easiest)
  4. Ntsees

    Ntsees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2012
    My tame quail do the same too. They come up to me, jump on my knees when I'm sitting, peck me, but they will shy away if I try to touch them.
  5. drowe005

    drowe005 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2012
    Corapeake NC
    My Mountain Quail are extremely tame, they will eat out my hand and like to have their chests rubbed.
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  6. niallsblueeyes6

    niallsblueeyes6 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 26, 2012
    In the saddle, duhrr(:
    That's so cool about your Mountains, drowe005, mine were ballistic every time something moved.. I guess that's what you get when you buy them as fully grown adults that rarely are handled...

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