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Author Topic: What are Spanish Quail?  (Read 1872 times)
« on: March 19, 2007, 07:54:48 PM »

This is my first visit to this forum. So forgive me for the stupid question.

I raise Coturnix and Bobwhite because I like to keep it simple or at least stay with what I know. I have never even thought of trying anything else.

I picked up some eggs last month pretty cheap and was told they were Spanish quail. I never heard of them.  I live in Ohio so could this even be possible to have Spanish quail eggs at this time of year?

I incubated them the way I do the bobwhite and only had about a 30% hatch rate. The chicks that did make it, after a couple weeks I noticed that their legs are turned all funny.

What could cause this?
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2007, 01:30:48 AM »

It could be several things, too much inbreeding, poor nutrition of the breeding stock, genetics to mention the ones that come first to mind.
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2007, 11:44:55 AM »

Thank you very much for your answer.

Inbreeding was my first thought , but I have never actually seen any results of it. I guess that was a complete waste of money.

Thanks again for your help.
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