Very cool Button Quail Found . Then Eaten

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CoopCrazy, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
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  2. smallbluejellybean

    smallbluejellybean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG! what if it was the last one and it was eaten?
    Wouldn't have made much of a meal.
    Weird?
     
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    its crazy aint it... i cant beleive the camera crew didnt buy it..
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    It does look rather delicious
     
  5. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    Quote:Your terrible.... [​IMG]
     
  6. quailbrain

    quailbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a True Button Quail which is actually part of the crane family and not a quail at all.

    What we call "Button Quail" in the USA to most of the world are actually Chinese Blue Breasted Quail. The Chinese Blue Breasted Quail are rumored to have gotten the name "button quail" in the war when they were kept as pets by soldiers who compared them to buttons on their coat.

    Sad they ate it! To bad it couldn't have been set free! I would have bought it and set it free if I were a photographer!
     
  7. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:that's what I was thinking!
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:WOULDNT HAVE HELPED.... BECAUSE IT TAKES 2 (1 OF EACH SEX) TO REPRODUCE.....
     
  9. canter6

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    Quote:That was what I was thinking. Too bad we can't see the feet, because true button quail that are a member of the crane family (order Gruiformes) only have 3 toes.
     
  10. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i doubt it was the last of it's kind, look at the camoflage on its feathers, now imagine trying to pick that out of a dense jungle. And its not a terribly interesting species so not much research has been done on it's numbers, in fact scientists just didn't take the time to properly research the species before declaring it extinct, so theres probably a few more out in the jungle. it's still pretty sad that people are eating endangered species, but then thats all they have.
     

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