This showed up on our doorstep ...a Quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by FigwithBraids, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. FigwithBraids

    FigwithBraids Just Hatched

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    it seems to be eating and drinking fine. we will watch it to see if it is healthy...I think it is a domestic quail and may have pulled a jail break from a neighbor. I have it inside in a carrier (I do wildlife rehab at times so we have them at the ready) but this doesn't look like the quail I know unless it is a bobwhite. too many cats roaming the 'hood to just leave it out alone. will ask around if someone is raising quail otherwise will figure it is wild and release or can I let it live with my mama hen as a permanent chick?

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  2. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a bobwhite quail. Probably lost at night/boinked its head/ or ran away from home/predator.
     
  3. BobDBirdDog

    BobDBirdDog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That bob looks kind of old and lame to me, or you took the photo in the evening when it was taking a snooze.
    X2- with robdog
     
  4. FigwithBraids

    FigwithBraids Just Hatched

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    yes I did take it when it was huddled and asleep ...we tried to turn it loose and it came right back to our doorstep and there are WAY too many free range cats in our hood to just hope it can survive, it seems to be somewhat domesticated so I guess we now have a little bobwhite! his whistles are not unpleasant but they do pack some decibels!
     
  5. BobDBirdDog

    BobDBirdDog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol on the Calling BOB-BOB-WHITE!!!!! hes calling and looking for a mate.

    as far as turning him loose and coming back! He is that breed of Bobwhite known as the Boomerang Bobwhite![​IMG]....you throw it and it comes back. It is also known as a TAMED or PET Bobwhite. congrats
     

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