Quail companions, what game birds would live happily with quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by nadrojsack, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. nadrojsack

    nadrojsack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quail companions, what game birds would live happily with quail?
    ive got 12 lovely italian quail and would like another game bird that would get along. your suggestions are very much appreciated.
    while im on anyone selling game birds or eggs in north east england?
     
  2. zayn

    zayn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i keep quail in birmingham and know a good breeder within birmingham who sells every sort of poultry very cheap but i know someone who said turkeys, francolin and maybe small breeds of chicken happily live together with quails. nice to find out someone who keeps quail in england like me. what city are you from? i can try and find you a breeder if i can. hope this helps.

    zayn
     
  3. zayn

    zayn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this will sell any game bird: select your county and choose any bird. hope this helps. let me know if this was useful. thanks

    http://www.birdtrader.co.uk/




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  4. nadrojsack

    nadrojsack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, im from Durham. Im keeping away from the chicken quail mix for obvious reasons. Thanks for the info, would be excellent to find a local supply. What variety of quail have you got?
     
  5. nadrojsack

    nadrojsack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    francolin command a high price dont they
     
  6. zayn

    zayn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have JAPANESE coturnix quail. do they go fine with italians? and go on to birdtrader in google first website and select your county and you will find any bird for sale within your county.
     
  7. nadrojsack

    nadrojsack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not alot on Birdtrader in my area, no quail. I would like to double my bevy of quail and add another small game bird or increase my bevy to around 50 birds. So ideally i need to aquire or start hatching now.
    Do you hatch your eggs zayn?
     
  8. zayn

    zayn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have an uncle who breeds tippler pigeons which sit on the ferttile eggs which if hatched are placed into a brooder box
     
  9. zayn

    zayn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    , chinese painted quail CPQ, will definetly go with quails, do italian go with japanese? TRy guinea fowl maybe?,
     
  10. zayn

    zayn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe partridges and pheasants will work well
     
  11. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    In large aviary spaces you can keep button quail in with coturnix but since game birds are so aggressive and territorial I really wouldn't recommend keeping different species together. There are no two gamebirds that we can obtain domestically that come from the same region or habitat. What bobwhites need is a world away from japanese quail need since they literally live a world away from each other. Partridges are common in the middle east, most pheasants from China, Japanese quail to Russia and North China, bobwhites to the eastern half of the US....You see what I'm getting at? None of these birds has anything in common so trying to keep them together will leave one species at least with needs unmet.

    Pheasants-->Breed in pairs and require appx 50sq ft per bird, cannibalistic tendencies, big enough to kill a quail before you could stop
    Partridges-->Aggressive birds, breed in pairs or trios, cannibalistic tendencies, big enough to kill a quail before you could stop it as well.
    Button quail-->Can be kept with coturnix in aviary type settings as long there is plenty of space.
    Bobwhties--->Cannibalistic tendencies, very aggressive, breed in pairs or trios. Can hybridize with coturnix (process is very violent to the point of being inhumane)
    Coturnix-->docile, covey breed (1 roo to 4-7 hens), don't have the instinct to flee danger so they are prime targets for meaner birds.

    @Zayn I really don't think you realize how aggressive pheasants and partridges are or can be to suggest keeping them with coturnix quail. For comparisons sake coturnix are peace lovin hippies and pheasants and partridges are war machines.

    Also italian is a color phase of Japanese (coturnix) quail. Italians, A&M (texas quail or texas A&M), Pharaoh, Tibetan, Manchurian, etc. are all just color phases of coturnix quail.
     

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