Mystery Quail in Missouri

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Featherland, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone my husband works with has some free-ranging chickens. His chickens are not penned up at all. A quail decided to join the flock. This guy doesn't know what kind of quail it is. He is able to pick it up and hold it. He says it looks prettier than the wild ones. The question is: Does anyone know if he needs a permit to keep it in Missouri?
     
  2. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on what type of quail it is. If he can pick it up and hold it then I highly doubt it's actually wild. Can you post pictures of the little guy for us to see?
     
  3. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wouldn't go looking for bureaucratic involvement.
     
  4. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe coturnix?
     
  5. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does it look like that?
     
  6. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Missouri requires that you have a permit for quail species that are native to the US (Gambel, Valley, Mountain, Scaled, Bobwhite, Mearn's); the two most commonly kept foreign quail, domestic Coturnix and Button (Painted) do not require a permit in our state.

    Dan
     
  7. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to everyone who replied. We can't get a picture and this person doesn't have access to the internet. We will pass this information on to him and maybe he can identify what type it is from a book.
     
  8. zhekaz

    zhekaz Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Just wondering did he found out what kind of quail was it?
     

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