Quail or Chicken?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by frankensusan, May 21, 2008.

  1. frankensusan

    frankensusan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh boy, here I go again. I really thought this was a Quail... So did the Humane Society and Project Wildlife.. Now that I got a picture of her I am starting to doubt the Quail theory and starting to think Bantam...

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    What do you think?

    Susan
     
  2. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I am thinking quail...
     
  3. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
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    Looks like a bob white female to me. I pretty certain of that
     
  4. frankensusan

    frankensusan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply! She doesn't have any kind of head ornament so maybe she really is a quail!

    Very sweet though for a quail.

    Susan
     
  5. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Not all quail have the crest on top. Bobs males will have a little bit of feathers sticking up, but nothing like the mountain quail.
     
  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I am 100% sure that it is a coturnix (japanese) quail, we have some in the brooder right now. It looks like a female. Coturnix are known for laying tons of eggs.
     
  7. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Thank you Mike, I stand corrected. Shoulda paid more attention to details...
     
  8. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    flyingmonkeypoop is right. Here is some information. I have a few of these myself. They are very fun, and it looks like you have a female. If you can, try to get another one for company.
     
  9. frankensusan

    frankensusan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] When I said not head ornament, I was thinking that chickens at that size sometimes have the start of the comb. Some quail have the feather sticking up, my bobwhites have flat head feathers.

    A local quail person saw the picture and says "Blue Breasted Quail" which is a Coturnix. He has a buddy for her too! I'll pick up her new girlfriend in the next few days.

    Thanks for the help!!!

    Susan
     
  10. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Coturnix hen... [​IMG]

    Looks just like mine. [​IMG]
     
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