Meet "Little Bill"

Discussion in 'Quail' started by silentrunning, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. silentrunning

    silentrunning Songster

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    The small quail in these pictures is "Little Bill". He was hatched along with 11 others on the same day as the big one. He just quit growing after about 4 days. The others are feathering out nicely but Bill looks just exactly like he did 2 weeks ago. He eats just like the rest of them and drinks as much. He has no pasty butt and we took him out to see if he was going ok. He is. The others have all been taken out of the brooder, but Bill still needs the heat so we put him back in with one of the others to keep him company. This is no joke and I'm not trying to fool anybody. We just have a very small quail!

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  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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  3. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    is little bill a pharaoh and the other's jumbo's?
     
  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    he's so tiny and sweet!
     
  5. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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  6. silentrunning

    silentrunning Songster

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    Quote:Boyd, All 11 came from the same rooster and two hens that I have seperated. They are smaller birds than the other "families" I have, but they are very productive egg wise. The other 10 are the same size as the larger one and well feathered.

    Doug
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    You can tell you aren't joking the skull shape is even slighly abnormal looking. Im glad you are keeping it around it's just your special lil cutie! [​IMG]
     
  8. silentrunning

    silentrunning Songster

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    Quote:Yeah, We'll keep Bill around in the house and away from other birds if he lives. I wouldn't want want to breed a defective bird.

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  9. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

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    I hatched one like that in my first ever attempt at coturnix eggs - (eggs i got off ebay ) my little chick did everything the others did - ate drank pooped LOL

    after a while my tiny little chick must have hit a growth spurt - because he grew almost twice his own size in no time - he was still slightly smaller than the rest but he got feathers finally and started to crow

    I sent him to live at the zoo along with a handful of other coturnix - you have to really look hard to find him mixed in with the others now
     
  10. ya chick ya

    ya chick ya In the Brooder

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    somewhere.. \-_-/
    may B hes just a bantam qual [​IMG]
     

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