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Rare Harlequin quail are laying!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Rashid100, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. Rashid100

    Rashid100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally found an egg in my harlequin quail trio cage last week. So far, I've been consistently getting two eggs everyday. I was super excited because harlequin quails are such rare species here in America, and it's an amazing opportunity to get to breed them!! I will be selling some eggs, so if anyone is interested please let me know.
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    Here's the breeding trio
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    The male sure has some amazing Markings!
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    First few eggs.
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    If anyone is interested in buying some eggs and breeding these amazing birds themselves, be sure to check out my listing in "hatching eggs" in the buy-sell-trade section or leave a reply :)
    Here's a link to my ebay listing for the eggs: http://m.ebay.com/itm/6-African-Har...day-shipping-/252273079448?nav=SELLING_ACTIVE
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2016
  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Harlequin quail are from Africa? I did see the name before but never realized they were a distinct species. Thought it was just yet another name for the Japanese quail or something :p But seeing your pics, they are probably more like a slightly larger, strange colored button quail. Congrats with the eggs!
     
  3. Rashid100

    Rashid100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! They are about half the size of a Japanese quail and slightly larger than button quail.
     
  4. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are they used for? Just pets or eating too?
     
  5. Rashid100

    Rashid100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are just for aviaries or as pets. Wouldn't want to eat a bird this rare!
     
  6. Rashid100

    Rashid100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The eggs are currently sold out and won't be for sale for a week or so because I am planning on incubating another batch :D however, they will be for sale again soon so if anyone is interested, feel free to message or email me and id be glad to reserve a set of eggs for you.
     
  7. Em Ty

    Em Ty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's beautiful, Rashid.
     
  8. Rashid100

    Rashid100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! the males sure do have a striking color.
     
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  10. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    These guys breed best in pairs.You can have a trio but the male will usually breed to just 1 hen.Good to see someone breeding them and keeping them pure.Lots of people confuse them with button quail and mix them up,These guys were on the endangered list a few years back,but thanks to Garrie Landry,Scott O'Brien and a handfull of others,they are making a comeback.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     

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