What is the correct term for a male Quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by The Critter Place, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    I was just curious?
    What is the term for a male quail.? I've seen them referred to as "roo's" .

    And the hens?
  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    i believe its just cock's and hen's....i always call them food and grump. tho i know thats not correct
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    I call them cocks
  4. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    I was raised saying hen or cockbird probably not correct I think it has something to do with being in "polite company " lol
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    I call them hens & roos.
  6. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cocks and hens, I made a topic about what baby quail should be called....

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