Mixing It Up

doolally

In the Brooder
6 Years
Feb 16, 2013
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I've currently a fairly large shed and run for my Chinese Painted Quails. However, I was thinking about adding a different type of quail to my collection, maybe Coturnix, etc.

Can I keep them all together? Any risks to this?
 

buttonquailtx

Chirping
6 Years
Jun 19, 2013
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25
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Texas
I don't recommend mixing button quail with any other species of quail. The buttons are so small that the larger quail will normally bully them.
 

Brianna1090

Hatching
6 Years
Jan 30, 2013
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You have that backwards. Button quail are very aggressive. I raised them for years and they will attack anything repeatedly. Even chickens and ducks were assaulted. Group quail based on breed temperament. Bobwhites are calm and I believe so are gambles and California quail.
 

buttonquailtx

Chirping
6 Years
Jun 19, 2013
172
25
71
Texas
There is no doubt that button quail can be very aggressive. But mixing them with bigger quail is much like mixing an aggressive chihuahua with a pit bull. The chihuahua might cause some damage to the pit, but the pit could easily kill the chihuahua.
 

Weirdness555

Chirping
6 Years
May 30, 2013
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Basically, No. But cots are great, if you wanted to get some I'd recommend it, just not in the same cage as the buttons tehe
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