What the heck is this?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by possumhunter, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. possumhunter

    possumhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This came with a batch of what were supposed to be Coturnix. But I've been watching it grow up with the rest of the birds and it doesn't look a thing like the rest. The tail is completely different, it flies like crazy - I can barely catch it in the cage, and it squacks. Any ideas? Oh and the grey spot on his head is the loss of feathers from a few of the other quail picking on him...

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    Sorry for the lousy pictures, I was too lazy to pull out the camera and used my phone instead.
     
  2. OverEggstended

    OverEggstended Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think what you have there is a Partridge... have a pear tree for verification?

    I am no expert... but is that a possibility?
     
  3. possumhunter

    possumhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL...I think any thing is possibly. I came home with 18 "coturnix" when they were 3 days old (found a bargain on Craigslist). Of those I have 3 that look dark colored, almost like Tibetans, and one white Coturnix and then whatever this thing is [​IMG]
     
  4. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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    Thats a Bobwhite(For sure) male(I believe)....
     
  5. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    Definitely a Bobwhite quail.


    Jean
     
  6. possumhunter

    possumhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Awesome! You're right, it looks just like one! Which would make sense, since that's what it is [​IMG]

    So now that I know what it is...what do I do with it? It is getting picked on by the Coturnix quite mercilessly.
     
  7. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    accidently let him go [​IMG] lol no find him a GF
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2010
  8. worldling

    worldling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Defiantly a bobwhite male. I'm with Ryan on this not: Get him a girl friend or 2, and keep them in a pen of their very own.
     
  9. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    Depending on where you are, you may need a game bird license for Bobs.
     
  10. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say you have yourself a very small meal!!!![​IMG]
     

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