this is crazy wierd

Discussion in 'Quail' started by birdboy508, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Songster

    Jul 21, 2011
    east taunton
    african harlequins 3 males and 2 females getting along.[​IMG]

  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Songster

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    probably established some sort of order, with one male up top of it all :eek:
  3. cva34

    cva34 Songster

    Aug 10, 2011
    Van Vleck ,TX
    My guess is wait tell its breeding season.It will probably change....cva34
  4. Missi

    Missi Songster

    Aug 31, 2011
    Naples, FL
    I need some harlies! Like, NOW! [​IMG]

    What will come first for me? The harlies, the valleys or the gambels?! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2011

  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Which ever hatches first [​IMG]
  6. Missi

    Missi Songster

    Aug 31, 2011
    Naples, FL
    Quote:I'm waiting for you to let me know, SISTA [​IMG]

    Oh, let's now add penguin-looking tuxedoish button quail to the list [​IMG] [​IMG]

    *EDIT* P.S. Sorry to derail this thread! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2011
  7. snyd08

    snyd08 Chirping

    Jun 17, 2011
    Quote:i have 19 due on saturday! i hope they are a good hatch... cross your fingers! i got them from tony in NH and they were sent to PA (me) all intact! not a single break! the best packaging job i'v ever seen. and i have dealt with a LOT of shipped quail eggs. some better than others. but TONYS METHOD works best IMO...

  8. rittert3

    rittert3 Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Ks (Manhattan area)
    Tony knows his birds I think you are in good hands.
  9. Tony K T

    Tony K T Crowing

    Jul 28, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Thank you for the kind words.
    Hey Jaysfine,remember those 2 pairs were together for about 2 years.Having an extra male will probably interupt the breeding.To get better breeding results,I would pair them off and switch males every other week and include all 3 males with the switching,and your fertility should never be a problem.I know as a colony,fertility was not good for me,but I didn't have the space to seperate.Well I did,but the pens I had were for pheasants.These harlequins were a wim purchase and I enjoyed them while I had them.I may get them again later on,but more focus to pheasants.I even got rid of the ringnecks and bobwhites that I raise to sell to guys training their dogs.So now I am raising birds just for myself and selling off young when available.
    In N.H.,Tony.

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