"Ordinary quail"

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ambient, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. ambient

    ambient New Egg

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    Ok.. I have lined up a "quail person" who is going to fix me up with some quail. When I asked my friend who knows the "quail person" they said the quail are "ordinary old quail". Whatever that means. I think they may be an Australian breed, like the brown quail or the stubble quail. Any ideas as to what might constitute an "ordinary quail"?

    http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/finder/display.cfm?id=183

    Has anyone here ever kept Australian quail (I'm from Australia). I hope they're not too small for eating. Aye well, never look a gift horse in the mouth.
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    We would need a pic. The same quail breeds are called different
    things all over the world.

    From that link I'd guess Brown too.
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Lophora could help with this one where are youuuuu!?!?!?!?


    It doesnt look like a coturnix at all, different coloring. A wild coturnix looks just like the normal pharoah coturnix. This may be a subspecies of coturnix though but i dunno im gonna go back and read that article [​IMG] It has simliarities to the coturnix tho i see that much [​IMG]

    Kewl just read the scentific info....so it is a subspecies of the coturnix! [​IMG] I thought so.


    Anywhoo...i assume they are saying "normal old quail" because they look pretty common in your country [​IMG] Just like "normal ole quail from US" would probably bring ot mind Bobwhites [​IMG]
     
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  4. ambient

    ambient New Egg

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    Yeah, I haven't seen the quail in question yet, so I don't know what they look like. I'm just guessing they might be Australian. I'll no doubt find out in due course.
     
  5. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    Cool! Down Under Quail! Wonder if we have any totally like that in the U.S. Anyone? or is it just the wild type plain ol' ones?
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:yeppers and several subspecies went into producing the domestic coturnix [​IMG]
     
  8. Suz658

    Suz658 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a few Australian members on my site,and as far as I'm aware the usual utility quail kept over there are Jap's (Coturnix japconia) and the little ornamental CPQ known as 'King Quail' in Australia.

    Suz
     
  9. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Since you are in Australia, I would say you have a better chance in getting ypsilophorus or pectoralis that we do!! Both species are kept by aviculturists there as is japonica. Keep in mind though, most of the genus Coturnix is closely related and have been interbred frequently.

    A recommended book that covers many species -

    A Guide to Pigeons, Doves & Quail, Their Management, Care & Breeding by Dr Danny Brown, 1995; ABK Publications, South Tweed Heads, Australia.
    http://www.birdkeeper.com.au/

    Quote:It is unlikely that there are any of the Australian species of Coturnix in American aviculture. Australia put a ban on import/export of wildlife many years ago. If there were any here, they would no doubt have been bred with domestic birds and no longer remain in a pure form. Also, I have import records and breeders directories that go back to 1950s and have never see the species listed.


    Dan
     
  10. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    Thanks Dan...kinda bummed me out though [​IMG] It would have been cool to have gotten some...more variety must have more variety...addictions are such fun things [​IMG]
     

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