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Mearns quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by KeithKZ, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. KeithKZ

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  2. Little Byrd

    Little Byrd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never seen those before [​IMG]... They're very pretty and sound like guinea pigs lol.
     
  3. KeithKZ

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    [​IMG]
     
  4. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for sharing. They sure are beautiful quail. The white mask on the males is almost unreal - they are so gorgeous!
     
  5. rita2paul

    rita2paul Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] what beautiful birds, i love the noises they make really sweet.
     
  6. KeithKZ

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    Thanks.

    I have some Mountain Quail eggs in my incubator right now and the first ones are due to hatch on Easter or the day after. I will be placing a webcam on them that day so if anyone wants the link to that please visit my Facebook page and I will provide the link when that time comes.

    http://www.facebook.com/KeithsQuail/
     
  7. KeithKZ

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    I candled my mountain quail eggs last night after being in the incubator for 5 days. This is what you want to see.


    [​IMG]
     
  8. JaeG

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    That's always an exciting sight! Good luck!
     
  9. Diesel81

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    Those are gorgeous Quail, not familiar with them. Mountain Quail are my favorites, I've thought about doing them, but I hear that it is a lot of work raising them.
     
  10. KeithKZ

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    From time to time I will be doing some 'Facebook Live' sessions of my mearns and mountain quail, eggs hatching and the chicks so make sure you're following my Facebook page in order to get notified when I do these segments.

    http://www.facebook.com/KeithsQuail/
     

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