Keeping Quail breeds together

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Domes Farm, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Domes Farm

    Domes Farm Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2010
    SE WI
    First time quail owner here with a few questions.

    1) Can different breeds of quail be kept in the same pen? ( Bobwhites, coturnix, and maybe a pair of buttons)

    2) Do bobwhites need room to fly?

    3) If kept together, will the quail breed with other varieties?
  2. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    I only have Coturnix, but I gather that it is a VERY BAD thing to house different breeds of quail together - something akin to feeding gremlins after midnight, or getting them wet . . .
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY

    Buttons should be kept indoors, and you reeeeeaaaaaallllllly don't want stinky coturnix inside your house! Bobwhites are pretty mean little birds, so it is best to keep them with their own. But bobs and coturnix can interbreed, though it is rare.

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