Old English game or Quail?(poll)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Broodygranny, Apr 2, 2019.

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  1. Old English game -lemon blue

  2. Old English game - black and white mottled

  3. Jumbo brown quail

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  1. Broodygranny

    Broodygranny Songster

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    I was given some old English game Bantum chickens. Now I have a delema. I have too many birds and chores take forever. I have decided to get rid of my jumbo brown quail or the old English game bantum. I like them all, so it's really hard to decide. Any I don't keep, I will make sure they get a good home. What would you keep?
     
  2. Broodygranny

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    IMG_20190324_183804.jpg IMG_20190324_183528.jpg IMG_20190324_183513.jpg The hen in with the lemon blue rooster is lavender. This was at dusk, and in the photos she looks white, but she is not. It's a lavender grey.
     

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  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Your Lemon Blue male is actually a Blue Breasted Red. And the Black Mottles have way to much white, if your breeding to standard if not that's ok too. If it were me personally I would keep the quail. They would be more cost effective when you compare feed cost and time spent doing chores versus meat and egg output.
     
  4. Broodygranny

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    Thank you for letting me know what color the blue breasted red too is! I have not seen one that color before, so I really didn't know what he was. The mottled ones are white as chicks, so I thought it was a white based color? I am not breeding for show, so I am just curious. Thank you!
     
  5. Gray Farms

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    That's great, they are beautiful birds. I don't envy you decision deciding what to get rid of. I've done some cutting back the last couple years myself. Its never fun.
     

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