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Mountain Quail


 

 

Description:

Mountain Quail are found in the western part of the United States. The female has an olive-brown color going up the back of her neck and across her shoulders, the male does not. This is the only way to tell the sexes apart without DNA testing, and the birds need to be at least 5 months of age before these color differences become apparent. Males are also slightly larger than their female counterparts. The young Mountains need to be watched for toe pecking, a habit that can be hard to break. The young need assistance in eating over the first few days of life. Mountain Quail are not recommended for beginners. They are difficult to raise and hence the price for them is higher than other more common quail. Similar to the male but the , female has an olive-brown color going up the back of her neck and across her shoulders, the male does not.

 

Breeding:

Status in Aviculture: They have never been commonly kept in captivity, therefore, numbers are small.

Breeding Season: Late April to June.

Breeding Age: First year.

Clutch Size: 15 to 30

Incubation Period: 25 days.

 

General Comments:

Mountain Quail are not recommended for beginners. They are difficult to raise and hence the price for them is higher than other more common quail.

 


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Mountain Quail Hen


Mountain Quail


Mountain Quail Male


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