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little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
New bird!
« on: August 30, 2009, 02:54:47 pm »
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Well, if it works, say hello to my Japanese quail!!
Think we've ended up with 2 cocks and one hen, but she lays every evening so thats good.

(just wanted to see if I could get the photo to work!)
Little Blue

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Re: New bird!
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009, 04:00:49 pm »
They do have beautiful markings.

Roxy

  • Joined May 2009
  • Peak District
    • festivalcarriages.co.uk
Re: New bird!
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009, 10:35:56 pm »
Never had quail, but they look lovely.

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: New bird!
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2009, 11:54:52 pm »
From what I've been told the two cocks will fight one day, perhaps you need to get some more females.
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: New bird!
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009, 03:31:45 pm »
Yes, we are hoping to get some more hens, just isn't as easy as that around here!
Am persuading husband we should invest in an incubator (Or build one!) and hatch our own.... knowing our luck, a 50% hatch will all be boys!!
Little Blue

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: New bird!
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2009, 09:23:39 pm »
I knew I'd posted something somewhere.....So thats when we got them, August!
Just to say, I've finally managed to get some more, unrelated hens. One more Jap like these, two range (more brown, darker colour) and a gorgeous Tuxedo - with a white bib.

Though she decided its winter and stopped laying, and the new ones are just babies, so must rig up a light somehow...
Little Blue

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
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Re: New bird!
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2009, 11:29:25 pm »
What a pity you're so far away, I'd have bought some from you to train my dogs (caging tehm for teh dogs to point - no harm done to them.) I LOVE quails eggs.
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

 

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