tennessee red quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by silkies2011, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. silkies2011

    silkies2011 New Egg

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    [​IMG] hi, iam considering getting a pair of tennessee red quail. i wanted to ask anyone out there please, just how hard are these type of quails to raise?? i have raised blue scale quail, but never this breed of quail. are they fairly easy to raise or not?? please advise!! thank you so very much, new member just registered!!! rennea esposito burgess. [​IMG]
     
  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    they are bobwhites like bobwhites like bobwhites.....can be rough, i'm not a bobwhite expert so i don't really know.

    Not much different, they are seasonal layers unlike coturnix. little bit more aggressive, need more space per bird, i think the safety is like 2sq. ft. per bird at least. same feed is used as well. Usually are paired up with 1-3 females(depending on space) during the breeding season which is like...um, APR-Sept. if your lucky?

    hope some of it helps, someone else should chime in here shortly.
     
  3. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Ks (Manhattan area)
    I think tenn. reds are a bit more agressive than other bobs. from what I've heard.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Tennessee Reds CAN be more aggressive the the Butlers or the Northern Bobwhites. My Reds are far more aggressive than my Butlers, not only to each other but me. However, every bird has it's personality and some people have had more passive Reds. But most people will tell you that the ARE more aggressive.

    But, being that you are only interested in a pair, keep them separate from the Blue Scale and I think you will enjoy having them. They are very pretty birds.

    They are raised in the same fashion as the other types of Bobwhite or Blue Scale. Good luck! And [​IMG]
     
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  5. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    i have seen a few on ebay still selling bobs, but the time is almost up, either get them now while you can, or wait till next year
     
  6. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two Crows Ranch. Do you still have these and would you be interested in sending eggs or a young trio to me in Anchorage? Are they larger than Coturnix?
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Laseterlass....I am sorry, but I do not have these birds anymore. I have been scaling back on my over populated quail aviaries, and these birds were the first to go. And I do not know of anyone that raises them either. You could try looking into some of the bigger hatcheries around the country for eggs. I am so sorry.

    Yes, they are bigger than Coturnix, mostly just bulkier.
     
  8. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [quote name="twocrowsranch" url="/t/578983/tennessee-red-quail#post_10315349"]

    Laseterlass....I am sorry, but I do not have these birds anymore. I have been scaling back on my over populated quail aviaries, and these birds were the first to go.  And I do not know of anyone that raises them either. You could try looking into some of the bigger hatcheries around the country for eggs. I am so sorry.

    Yes, they are bigger than Coturnix, mostly just bulkier.
    [/quote] Thats OK I need something different like I meed a hole in my head!
     
  9. wildmountainboy

    wildmountainboy Out Of The Brooder

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    Try Firefly Hatchery from Dundee Iowa, they have a profile on here and on Facebook. I will be buying some from them next week.
     

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