What do you do with your runts?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by underground chickenman, May 14, 2010.

  1. Most of my coturnix are about the same size, but I have two or three that are literally less than half the size of the others, maybe a third the size. Obviously, they won't be breeders, but will they eventually fill out enough to eat, or are they destined to be puny forever? If so, what do I do with them? I hate to off them for no other reason than they are small and I don't know any snake owners. Any suggestions?

    UGCM
     
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  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    A While Back There Was A Post On Here That Covered "runting/stunting" In Quail. Do A Search For It As I Recall It Was Pretty Good Reading... Personally If They Make It To Adulthood They Seem To Catch Up .... Here Anyways.

    I Say If Becuase Many Times There Are Specific Reasons They Are Smaller-- Congenital Defects And Whatnot, If Thats The Case They Often Dont Make It To Adulthood [​IMG]
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    You Could Always Breed Them Back To Each Other And Start A New Line Of "mini Quail" [​IMG] OR PIGMY COTURNIX??? [​IMG]



    Who Knows Might Be The Newest Craze?
     
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