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Not Only Turkeys Do the Strut! (coturnix)

Discussion in 'Quail' started by monarc23, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    This is funny and I HAD to share! I noticed this with a few of my quail from my first ever batches of chicks....when they are young if you make them paranoid (esp with a shiney camera or your hand) they will poof up and strut it looks like the turkey tom strut! Except they're not doing it to be handsome....they're doing it to look larger than they actually are. It's really adorable! I took my two young feathered tuxedos that are still in the house out of their grow out brooder for pictures because I dont' have any updated ones of them since they were fuzzy chicks. Anywho, Flea barely gave me any trouble....but when I got to the one I hadn't named yet, is when the fun started. I took some pics (which was hard) and then decided to do video to show ya'll what I'm talking about. The vid is the best. You can hear my hubby shootin em up on his xbox360 game in the background lol sorry...[​IMG]


  2. willowcol

    willowcol Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    very cute!!
  3. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Crowing

    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky
    Lol. RAWR, scary tux baby! Lol.
  4. That was hysterical! [​IMG] Poor little fluff-butt. [​IMG] As soon as I got my A&Ms home and into their new cage, the smallest one of the group would do that every time I reached in to do anything. They're so cute. [​IMG]
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    yeah when i first saw it i *THOUGHT* maybe it was a defense thing but i was like nah...never heard anyone talk about it before but now seeing "TURKEY" (yep that's what i named him lol) do that, I know that's what it has to be "Im big dont eat me!"LOL!
  6. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    ahhaha that is soooo cute! i love it!!!!!!

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