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Would like some info on New World Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bfrancis, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an opportunity to purchase several breeding pairs of Gambel, California Valley, and Chestnut Belly Blue Scale. The guy is getting out of the quail biz...what I would like to know is what is a fair price per pair? What are some good or bad characteristics of each breed? Housing requirements for breeding and off season? Are they a "marketable" choice down the road?

    My quail background is with Coturnix, so not a complete novice. Please, only people that have quail and knowledgeable reply.

    A preemptive "Thanks" for words of wisdom.
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I would say $50 a pair would be fair. The guy needs to get his share. That was what I was going to go for once I get pairs out of my pairs [​IMG] I personally love the Valleys. They are fun to listen to. I hatched mine out so they are tamer than ones that are not "hand raised" I suppose. Other breeders say they are skittish so I would prepare on the skittish side. Gambels are similar in Valleys in temperament. I haven't gotten a chance to observe Blue scale quail yet but I would assume they are similar to the others. Compared to the bobwhites I sure like the little hats on the Gambels and Valleys and the giggle sounds they make [​IMG]
     
  3. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would they need the same type of housing requirements that bobs do?
     
  4. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    slightly larger then the bob's gambles are not as spazy as my bobs but the BS are even more spazy here localy the gamble valley are bringing 15-20$ / pr or $10-15 each depending on which breeder it is you are buying from BS and valleys are bringing the same from one guy the one guy that has them has pens 36" wide 30"deep and 30"high he is keeping 2 cock birds to 5 hens in this he has a fair number of tree limbs and all in these pens they seem to be working fairly well
     
  5. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My Goodness, "skittish" is an understatement! I was able to purchase 2 male, 5 female Blue Scale, 1 pair California Valley and 1 pair of the Gambel's.
    All really good looking birds and think are going to be an awesome addition to bird farm. Now I'd like to get 1 more male and 4 females of the Cali and Gambels to complete their little covies....anyone? Eggs would be fine.

    Thanks for all the responses!
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Well, I got my VERY FIRST EGG from A pair. The other pairs and trio haven't surprised me (although I should check) . But I have been dancing for joy this morning [​IMG]

    It may be tough to find eggs this time of year, My guys are December '10 hatches so I wasn't expecting anything but that egg made my day today [​IMG]

    Congrats on your new additions!

    ETA: grammatical error [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2011
  7. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Hopefully you will be blessed with even more! (Then PM me to find out my shipping address [​IMG])
     
  8. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I should check fertility first! [​IMG] They actually may be stimulated since the barn has all that neat lighting [​IMG]
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say $50 a pair would be fair

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    WANNA BUY SOME QUAIL?​
     
  10. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    DO YOU wanna buy some quail? [​IMG]
     

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