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Discussion in 'Quail' started by thekid, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. thekid

    thekid Songster

    So me and my dad were in TSC today. He was looking at a nest box. I was like the quail lay in that little box i have in there for them. And idk how but we got to talking about how big their brains were. He said they were the size of a pea. I said NO NO NO NO NO, they are smaller than that [​IMG] hahaha
     

  2. thekid

    thekid Songster

    So how big are they. Sorry forgot to add that
     
  3. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Dunno I take off the whole head when processing, don't fiddle with brains much.
     
  4. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Songster

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    I would imagine they are bigger than a pea, not a whole lot though. [​IMG] Quail aren't the best decision makers in the world, but this silkie seems to be pretty good for a chicken... [​IMG]
     
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  5. joe125

    joe125 Songster

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    If you are talking about shear brain power, then their brain could be considered pea size. I have never preformed a necropsy on the skull of a coturnix, however: just judging by the mass of the head....I'm thinking the brain in there is a bit larger than a pea. Could be a science project for someone willing to do the research.
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    The brain is not peasized [​IMG] It's like a little bigger than a quarter [​IMG]
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    Quote:OK NOW WAIT A MINUTE... I;M THROWIN THE FOUL FLAG ON THIS PLAY [​IMG]

    HOW CAN THEIR BRAIN BE BIGGER THAN A QUARTER WHEN THEIR HEAD IS NOT? I MEAN THATS LIKE A SQUARE PEG IN A ROUND HOLE... [​IMG]
     

  8. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    when I was younger and turkey hunting, I dissected a turkey head/skull, was suprised to find that its eyes were bigger than the brain.

    interesting idea, a quailtopsy with pics...
     
  9. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    [​IMG]
     
  10. Frankallen

    Frankallen In the Brooder

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    Quote:Why would you care????
     

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