singing quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by yallapilko, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. yallapilko

    yallapilko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm interested in the fact that in Japan pre 2nd world war, Quail were bred for singing.
    This has been brought more to my attention, as one of my newly hatched babies of 15 days, is making a very long warbling whistle.
    Is this unusual? The whole group are a lot more vocal than my 1 1/2 yr old quail and from a Hungarian blood line...
    Do any of you have singing quail?
     
  2. TwoCrows

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

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    How interesting! I have never heard of this. I would love to hear a singing quail! You need to include a recording here. :)
     
  3. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they were kept for their singing originally. I think they make beautiful sounds, but I'm interested to know also whether they were once bred for something more song-like. It would be awesome if someone were to breed for that trait and bring it back to the fore. They're already such great indoor pets, that would just make them that much more awesome. :)
     
  4. red golden

    red golden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure about singing but my valley quail chatter away when i'm around them or where. theycan see me. I try to talk to them ( no i'm not looney lol ) to calm them.
     
  5. yallapilko

    yallapilko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That for your replies! I would love to attach a sound file, but , I will first need to identify which one is making that particular sound. They are currently in my house office (!) as they are only 16 days old, and every time it starts and I swivel my chair around to see which one of the 18 is making it, it STOPS . It's a long warbling note and quite ethereal sound. I love it, and the bird sounds happy! The rest of the sounds are tweets, or the usual 'help I've lost my ..... (food, friend etc) Better ad that they are Japanese Cotournix that I've got. I've no idea about other types of quail!
    I would LOVE to breed them for that quality. I guess Japan had other ideas about what to do with their quail once the war broke out!
     
  6. Toirxon

    Toirxon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everybody! In my erea, in Uzbekistan we keep quails for their song. Most of the people in my country know quails as singing birds, but less know them as for eggs and meat. I`ll try to put pictures about singing quails here as soon as possible. We have fighting quails as well. Here`s the mp3 file of the quail`s song. Unfortunately I couldn`t put it here, I was told "You don't have permissions to create attachments."
     
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  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I had no idea. I'll have go do some research.
     
  8. yallapilko

    yallapilko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's really interesting Toirxon, how about putting up a file on YouTube and a link on here? That would be fantastic to hear.
    I've sent you a message to.
     
  9. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't wait for the video, Toirxon! Thanks for joining us... I hope we'll see you around more now that you've found us. I'm sure your experiences in Uzbekistan will be incredibly valuable, and I for one am fascinated. :)
     
  10. Toirxon

    Toirxon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I`ve never done such things. I tried in "youtube.com" but could do nothing. It`ll be simple if I send it to somebody`s e-mail and he/she can put it up on youtube. It`s only 1.86 MB
     

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