Why Button Quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quiltnchik, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

    May 19, 2009
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    Why do people raise Buttons? I'm thinking about raising them, but want to know the pros and cons, as well as what they're useful for.

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    They're cute. That's it.

    They are too small for eggs or meat or dog training. They make fun
    pets.

    As chicks they are the size of bumblebees.
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Well put. [​IMG]


    I think someone mentioned they make good bass fishing bate too.
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:Well put. [​IMG]


    I think someone mentioned they make good bass fishing bate too.

    HAHA well now that's just meeeaann [​IMG]
     
  6. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

    May 19, 2009
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    Quote:Already found that info in my searches, but thanks Niki [​IMG] What I'm wondering is if there is a market (i.e. pet shops and such) that would make it worthwhile getting them. I'm not interested in them as "pets" so to speak (I already have enough of those - lol), so would only want them if there is some real value to having them. Gosh that sounds harsh, but I hope you know what I mean [​IMG]
     
  7. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

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    Quote:Ewww.... [​IMG]

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  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    citalk2much sells them pretty well! Ships em too just like i do my coturnix. If I were you I'd call around to petshops and see if they'd be interested in them. I did when I had mine and no one wanted them [​IMG]
     
  9. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

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    Quote:Geesh, THAT'S encouraging! [​IMG]
     
  10. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:Geesh, THAT'S encouraging! [​IMG]

    LOL it wasnt for me [​IMG] don't listen to me though here in PA barely anyone knows the value of coturnix quails either (and they are edible *meat and eggs* and thier hatching eggs sell nicely)....I have to ship out birds ot other states as well as hatching eggs. I've had 3-4 customers tops in PA and thats sad.... [​IMG]
     

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