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raising gambel quail and valley quail.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by amandawong, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. amandawong

    amandawong New Egg

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    I acquired a male gambel quail and a female valley quail. I was curious if they could mate. I joined byc for some advice for now and in the future.[​IMG]
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] That is a beautiful quail! I'm afraid I'm not a quail expert, so I can't answer your question, but if you ask down in the Quail section, the members there will be happy to help you:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/48/quail

    Enjoy the site!
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about quail (never had any), but they sure are cute little birds. Definitely post your question on the Quail link that sumi left you and take advantage of our quail experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your quail.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I don't know much about Quail, so I can't answer your question. I would recommend posting in the Quail section of the forums. Experienced quail owners there should be able to help.[​IMG]

    Cute birds!
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Very pretty quail! They will probably not do the act of mating and if they do, the hen most likely will not lay fertile eggs from this male. There is a protective mechanism in quail to protect the species so they can't interbreed.

    Enjoy your birds and we do welcome you to our flock!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] hopefully someone in the Quail forum can help you out. Good luck to you.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Your quail are lovely!!!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2014
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Never realized quail could be so beautiful. People on the quail threads should be able to answer your questions. Sorry I cannot.
     

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