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Post by rita » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:31 pm

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just thought i would post another photo of my quail, hope its a girl.

does anyone else have a quail that just lie's in your hand and play dead, why does she/he do that, the minute i put her on her back she just closes her eyes and goes limp, she is a very friendly bird will sit for ages on your hand or shoulder. really hope this is a little girl.
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Re: another photo

Post by Marigold » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:58 pm

What a little sweetie she is. Have you got the knack of hypnotising them, Rita?
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Re: another photo

Post by rita » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:43 pm

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Hi Marigold, yes she is a sweetie, she is a very friendly bird, wish they were all like her, i am going to be gutted if she turns out to be a boy.
How many quails do you keep?
The quails i got from Bulgaria i think are girls showing the correct coloured feathers. they are a lot wilder, not to keen on being handled.
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Re: another photo

Post by Marigold » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:53 pm

how interesting that the Bulgarians are less tame, i suppose that must be genetic as you wil have handled them the same as the first lot. Or maybe they're boys....
i've got six girls, 5 from my first hatch and the only female out of the 8 in my second hatch. At one point I had 16, ie the 8 from my first hatch (including the 3 boys) and the 8 in the second lot. So all together there were 10 boys and only 6 girls. When nearly all the girls had been attacked, one by one, i decided enough was enough!
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Re: another photo

Post by rita » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:55 pm

i know what you mean, they are horrid to the girls, that's why i don't really want to keep a male unless it's my lovely speckled one, i don't think i could bare to dispatch that one.
i will have to play the waiting game with that one i think.
The lady i got them from said it was a new strain (colouring) she was experimenting with and she thinks it's a girl. :D
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