Quail egg swap?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by shelleyd2008, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    My buttons are laying up a storm!!

    There were some of us that were interested in doing a swap just for quail eggs. How many of us still want to do it? It could be any type of quail, not sure how it will work. I'm thinking something like the crazy egg chain, where you offer x amount of x type of eggs, and someone else says 'I'll take those and offer x amount of x type of eggs'. Since there are only so many different types of quail, I think it would work better if we would say who we got our original stock from? And maybe, in the case of buttons and coturnix, list what colors they might be? I don't know, what do you guys think?

    This is basically a way for us to get different bloodlines/colors of quail, but should be a lot of fun!

    Let me know what you think, and who would be interested. I know monarc23 and spookyevilone are interested, but so far I have only button eggs! monarc23 is a button hater now [​IMG]
     
  2. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    I'm in, and I have both Coturnix and Buttons available. I'd like to try some California Valley or Jumbos.
    -Spooky
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Your coturnix are pharoahs? I need more of those!! I should have jumbos in a month or so. They are 4-ish weeks old now, and I will have a male and 4 females left once I sell the others. Hope we get some more swappers!! [​IMG]

    So what do you think of the way it should be done? I've never started one, just participated in them!
     
  4. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    Quote:Pharaoh is a colour type, and I just rehomed my pharaoh roo to a freezer because he was mean. I have Italians, Red Tuxedos, and Tibetan/Tuxedo-coloured mutts right now. My English White is in with the Italians, so there's a chance for some light Italians.

    I think the format of the swap will work. It'll be hard for me to say "I have x amount", so maybe "I'll send at least x amount" would be better? I could say "I have 6 of each, Buttons and Coturnix" tonight but by Monday, I'll have twice that many. [​IMG]

    Maybe.. "OFFERED: {type of quail}, at least {amount} eggs. WANTED: {type of quail}, at least {amount} eggs"?

    I'm ornery about my buttons right now. I have them paired up by colour but the babies are hatching all across the colour spectrum. So I wouldn't be able to even guess at what I'd be sending someone, other than "Buttons, these eggs are not related to these other eggs."

    -Spooky
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Yeah, the crazy egg chain says you have to offer at least 6 eggs but can send as many as you want.

    Did you check out the crazy egg chain? The way that goes, person A says something like 'I have 6+ button quail eggs, from mixed color pens' person B would say 'I'll take those, and offer 6+ from my A&M white cortunix'

    The monthly swaps are more like you send an email to the person doing the swap sayikng what you have and what you want. Then the person doing the swap would match you up with someone that has what you want, and match someone that wants what you have up with you. The people don't know who or what they are getting until they get them.

    Which way do you think would be better? I think more of the 'crazy egg chain' than the monthly swap type. The monthly swap is a whole lot of work for the person running it! With the crazy egg chain, the only ones worrying about sending and receiving are the ones that take or offer.
     
  6. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    Quote:I haven't seen the crazy egg chain - will go look for it. I like the format, though. The swaps.. I agree, that has to be a lot of work, and while it's fun not knowing who's sending them, it's kind of frustrating not knowing who's /getting/ them.

    .. I need caffeine, I'm being kind of incoherent, but long of the short is yes, I like the crazy egg chain format better than the monthly swap.
    -Spooky
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Oh, and just to let you know, the offer on the table right now on the crazy egg chain is 6 seramas. And you can put quail on that swap!
     
  8. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    Quote:EVIL ENABLER! [​IMG] I may have to go investigate..
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  9. LilRalphieRoosmama

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    I'd jump in, but I'm afraid of mailing eggs in this cold. Have any of you tried and were they OK?
     
  10. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    Quote:I'm in MN and have mailed eggs out and had them mailed in. So far, things are arriving and hatching just fine on both ends.
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