What kind of quail is this?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Nunie, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. Nunie

    Nunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few years ago I went to a butterfly house and they had 3 or 4 quail running around freely. I was wondering what kind of quail they are, button quail maybe? They were super tiny!

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  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Button quail. Another name for the same specie is Chinese painted quail.
     
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  3. Nunie

    Nunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You again! Always so helpful, lol. I do remember seeing something about chinese (though living in Sweden it was "kinesisk" ). They were so tiny and cute! I followed them around the butterfly aviary watching their cute antics. They're only really ornamental, right?
     
  4. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can eat their eggs, but yes, in general you'd probably call them ornamental.
    They are called 'Kinesiske dværgvagtler' in Danish, probably something similar in Swedish.
     
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  5. Nunie

    Nunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I wasn't sure if button quail eggs were too small!

    Yeah it was probably something like that in Swedish, my fiance translated it for me lol
     
  6. Nunie

    Nunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much bigger are normal cortunix quail (not jumbo) than button quail?
     
  7. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Me again. I've been raising many different species of bird for fifty years. I'm a veritable fountain of knowledge [​IMG]-HA. Now if I could just remember what it is I'm supposed to pick up at the store on the way home for my wife.[​IMG]
     
  8. Nunie

    Nunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol I usually walk upstairs and forget what I was going there for, been doing that since I was in my late teens. I have the worst short term memory of everyone I know!
     
  9. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to one source, a button quail weighs about 40 grams. As far as I remember, a normal coturnix is about 200 grams.
     
  10. Nunie

    Nunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     

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