There's one in every crowd! - new pic

Wifezilla

Positively Ducky
11 Years
Oct 2, 2008
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Colorado
Picked up my coturnix quail babies from the feed store the other day. 5 are typical and seem oblivious to the fact that a person is feeding them and changing their water. They freak out a little when the "giant hand" reaches in to fuss with things, but are generally absorbed in their little quail world of eating, drinking and pooping. But the other one. It eyeballs me. It peeps to me. It is AWARE.

I have a duck like that. She started eyeballing me on day 1.

She is my "flock queen" now. Kinda took over as soon as she got adult sized. Every drake I ever had went gaga over her. She is very smart (for a duck) and does get in to trouble. She is a bit of an escape artist as well.

There is something special about those "aware" peeps. Or am I nuts?

I will try to upload a picture of my spooky quail later. Hopefully it's a girl
 
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Big Dreamer

Songster
9 Years
Aug 21, 2010
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Central, FL
Off topic but my first duck isnt like that he is oblivious to it it, i think my free ranging muscovies are the ones that are AWARE, Im catchin the drift here
 

JJMR794

Crowing
10 Years
Mar 2, 2009
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BROOKSVILLE FL
Lol All My Golden Pheasant Babies Are Like That. They Dont Freak Or Spaz Just Sit There And Watch With Those Huge Dark Eyes...
 

joe125

Songster
9 Years
Sep 20, 2010
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Don't you just love when a bird looks you in the eye?

Even if it's a nasty evil DUCK!
 

aprophet

Songster
10 Years
Jan 12, 2010
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not so much my quails but the chukars I have been raising there will be 1 or 2 in every hatch that are like you describe I have 1 gamble quail if I stand still at the side of the cage he will walk right up to me and investigate me LOL
 

catsmithpuddin

Songster
10 Years
Dec 19, 2009
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haughton louisiana
LOL This morning I went to clean out the brooder with 4 week old coturnix we hatched and one did the same thing. it cocked thet tiny head over and sat and watched. So cute.
 

galanie

Treat Dispenser No More
9 Years
Aug 20, 2010
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Colmesneil,TX
Quote:Not sure what song you mean but when I read the one above you I started singing "Walk right in, sit ri-i-ght down, Daddy let your mind roll on!"
 

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