What kind of Quail Should I specialize in??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by BobwhiteQuailLover, May 20, 2011.

  1. Texas A&M Coturnix

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  2. Assortment of Rare Coturnix Colors

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  3. Mountain Quail

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  4. Albino Valley Quail ;)

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  5. Gambel Quail

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  6. Orange Bobs

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  7. TN Red Bobs

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  8. Wisconsin Jumbo Bobs

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  9. Button Quail

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  10. Blue Scale Quail

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  11. Assortment of Button Colors

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  12. Assortment of Bobwhite Mutations

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  13. All of them

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  14. I dunno.

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  15. None.

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  1. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    I am deciding what I want to do with my business at this point, so I need to figure out which birds I want to specialize in, which ones I want to keep, and what colors to breed. Right now I raise Orange, Mex. Speckle, TN Red, Northern, and Jumbo Bobs. I am also ordering Gambel/Valley and maybe Scaled eggs. I have Mountain Quail and A&M, Tibetan Coturnix. So I now need your help.
     
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  2. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    what do you consider Assortment of Rare Coturnix Colors
     
  3. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    I really want some Coturnix or A&M eggs to hatch. I wish you were closer!
     
  4. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Quote:Red Golden, Red Tuxedo, Silver, and Italian.
    awesomefowl: I do ship! Email me at [email protected] if interested. [​IMG]
     
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  5. B. Kossum

    B. Kossum Out Of The Brooder

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    I voted I don't know, but an old man told me not long ago that the only serious money he ever made raising quail was with Jumbo Bobwhite. He said people only wanted the Coturnix to eat (or eggs) and only wanted the Bobwhite to hunt. According to him, the Jumbos brought both groups to him. Apparently he was able to fund his whole poultry hobby (and it was a big collection) with the money he made off those Jumbos. I considered it, but wanted something different that I have not seen a whole lot of down here so I went with Tennessee Reds.
     
  6. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Who picked Albino Valley Quail? haha
    B.Kossum: I love my jumbos! haha
     
  7. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Around here, people only ever want the bobwhites it seems. Some people want cortunix, but they sell for $3 apiece or less where as the bobwhites often go for $20-30 a pair.
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    I vote for the BOBS.......corturnix sell for .50 to a 1.00 a birds around here at auctions.......thats full grown.
     
  9. the duck whisperer

    the duck whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to have bob whites they were very pretty.
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I voted for the Gambel Quail. Down here in the deserts of New Mexico, they run wild all over the place. People just love them around here. Their calls are so delightful, I will get out of the car in a known area of the desert just to get a possible glimpse of them or hear them call. When I used to live down at lower elevations, I would put out bird seed on cold winter mornings just to have them come into the yard. The coveys would come out of the weeds by following each other in a long line, one after the other, following the exact step of the one in front of other. Their little top knots bobbing up and down. Cutiest quail I have ever seen.

    I have only kept Bobwhites as I was talked out of the Gambels being that they are skittish around people. But I should have gone with the Gambels anyway.
     
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