Found in S. Africa, these quail are quite rare in the United States. They are starting to make a comeback after being almost gone from the western hemisphere. They are monogamous and don't do well with other quail types. They are very curious birds and are a joy to have. Their size is between a button quail and a coturnix.
Bobwhite quail are a well known gamebird. Many color variations have come about over the years. The colors I have and plan to raise are snowflake and fawn. Although they come in different colors, the male still has the traditional bobwhite call. They are a hardy bird and are easy to keep. Incubation is 22-23 days.
California Valley Quail
State bird of California. Closely related is the Gambel's Quail. Sociable bird often found in coveys. Breeding is preferred in shrubby areas and open woodlands in western North America. Both sexes are involved in raising young.
A large, ground dwelling bird in the pheasant family Phasianidae. Females are slightly smaller than male and usually has one set of spurs whereas the male has two sets of spurs. Like to dig and lives in grassy/woodland setting. Native to Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan; introduced to the Hawaiian Islands back in 1957 where they adapted quite well. Can be seen roaming wild throughout the islands.
A Eurasian upland gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae. A small, robust partridge found mostly in rocky open hillsides with grasses and shrubs. Does not like humid or wet areas. Monogamous during breeding season and forms coveys during winter months.