Is this a chicken or ???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by axle, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. axle

    axle Out Of The Brooder

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    I found this chick in the middle of the road on my way home today. Nearly ran over it in a round-about, made another loop and stopped right beside it and picked it up with no problems. It looks a little stressed and weak, but is eating and drinking.

    Possibly a grouse?

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  2. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coturnix quail, adult, male.
     
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  3. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats a Brown Coturnix quail.
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Stop by here & pick up a girlfriend for him. [​IMG]
     
  5. Chicken_Lover4567

    Chicken_Lover4567 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definately a quail, full grown by the looks of it. That's no chick. [​IMG] Good thing you found him before he was injured by a car or a cat.
     
  6. axle

    axle Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! Shows what I know about quail! [​IMG]

    It's been a couple of hours now and he has perked up. Preening, stretching his body upward and stretching his wings. I had a large finch cage so I put him in there for now.

    Birdaholic.......I'd take you up on that if I lived nearby! If he stays healthy I just may try finding a friend for him.
     
  7. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    I have no idea... but that's adorable. AAH! [​IMG]
     
  8. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

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    yea look like a quail
     
  9. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Altho I have to disagree on weather its a male or female, to be 100% sure of sex show us a pic of its breast, a male should have a golden spot on his breast while females have just regular plumage.
     
  10. axle

    axle Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I drove by the same area today and found 4 more! 2 had been hit by cars. I think it's the last ones since I did a search of the area.

    Crash, here's a photo of one caught this afternoon. He's in good feather and is smaller than the others but shows the best coloring. They all have the same color chest.

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