I'll be eating quail sooner than I thought. ***Update**

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Ace_king_brahma, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had it with my "bobwhites" today. They attacked the coturnix they hatched out with and killed one a month ago. At the time I thought it was maybe the banty faverolle mixes I had in the pen and seperated them out and thought that was the end of it. This morning I put my Texas AMs and my regular coturnix in the grow out pen with the "bobwhites" and went to work. I came home to find one Texas AM dead and the rest of the coturnix torn up and Crazy Larry and his brothers were still attacking them. Upon taking them out I got a good look at them and realized they weren't bobwhites. I looked at some websites and discovered the eggs sold to me as bobwhites are actually Tennessee Reds. I never wanted to get Reds due to how aggressive I've heard they can be even though they are a muted bobwhite color. I can't deal with them anymore and plan to butcher them Thursday evening and have quail for the Fourth.
     
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  2. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
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    Yea Tennessee Reds and bobwhites can be a handfull.. my uncle has 4 females and 5 males of each and they fight each other all the time.. it's gotten to the point where we have make another pen to take some of the males out.. i never knew Tennessee Reds and bobwhites could be so mean and sry about the other 2 quails that died [​IMG]
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, Ace, I didn't think that they could the "that" aggressive. At least I know now to avoid the Tennessee Reds. Sorry to hear about the deaths and injuries. I hope those quail cook up great. Be sure to let us know how well they go down!

    -Kim
     
  4. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Yah one thing you never want to do especially around mating season is mixed DIFFERENT SPECIES of quail or any gamebird together. It is fine to mix different color mutations but as soon as you mix bobwhite and cortunix it is war.
    Sorry for your loss...but that comes with the territory.
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  5. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah. These are three lone males and mostly they attacked the female coturnix. I'm done messing with Reds and will watch the bobwhite chicks I have growing with my coturnix closely.
     
  6. ButtonQuailBoy

    ButtonQuailBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AHH WAIT!!!!!!! no killing your quails!! Send them to meee!! I will take them! I want them...I fact I prefer things in need of help!!
     
  7. ButtonQuailBoy

    ButtonQuailBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    please man...I'll cry if they die...I want to help them I have no other quails that will ever be near them! I'm begging man... [​IMG]
     
  8. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't want these birds trust me. They will kill your buttons. And I did buy them to raise and breed to get quail meat. They are aggressive even towards me they bit me pretty good when I took them out the cage.
     
  9. ButtonQuailBoy

    ButtonQuailBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ohh...I've had worse but if you mind is made up I guess their fate is decided...FYI my buttons are in fish tanks...
     
  10. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Ace, Sorry that happened with your quail.

    You gotta do what you gotta do. I admire that.
     

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