Pics of the new Button Quail babies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by marie_martin, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. marie_martin

    marie_martin Songster

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    Here are some pics I took of the new quail babies.

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    Here is one with my size 6 1/2 ring on it to show how small it truly is.

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    And here is one next to a penny for size comparison:

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    Hope you enjoy them.

    Marie
     
  2. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Songster

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    its amazing how something so small can survive in the world
     
  3. S0rcy

    S0rcy Songster

    That last one was SO tiny!! It's so adorable [​IMG] Good luck with your new babies, they're wonderful!
     
  4. chickiepoo

    chickiepoo Songster

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    Amazing! Thanks for posting the pictures with the ring and penny for size reference. I would never have guessed how small they are! Even though I have seen quail eggs.
     
  5. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

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    gosh they r sooooo cute, I have jap quail due to hatch tuesday or wed, I cant wait to see them..........
     
  6. JaneandLizzy

    JaneandLizzy Chirping

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    Please excuse my ignorance, but what does one do with the quail raised?
     
  7. mangled

    mangled Songster

    Okay, that's just cuteness overload!!

    Em
     
  8. marie_martin

    marie_martin Songster

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    You don't really have to do anything with them. They are too tiny to eat in my opinion. I have heard some say they pickle the eggs but they are so tiny I can't imagine why you would want to. Guess they would make great appetizers though and fancy decorations if you blow the shell out. I guess the same reason you would have a parrot or parakeet?

    I just think they are too cute and wanted a few. That is about it.

    Marie
     
  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Oh, I agree with the person who said it was "cuteness overload"!! I am surprised at how tiny they actually are; they don't look like they'd be any bigger than baby society finches (or at least the one that flew out of the straw hanging nest our 5 had been hanging out in [​IMG] We've had them for nearly a year, so I didn't think we had a fertile pair. Guess what.... LOL! I think I'll call the baby "Surprise"! Thanks for sharing your tiny bitty babies with us!
     
  10. S0rcy

    S0rcy Songster

    Marinated and pickled quail eggs are a wonderful delicacy and quail eggs are also used with some potato dishes [​IMG] I like them, but I don't know ,I think I may like those chicks better hahaha I'm such a sucker for "cute"
     

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