Is this true?

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

  1. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    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 Overrun With Chickens

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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 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Why would you care????
     

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