Author Topic: Quails  (Read 11781 times)

Re: Quails
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2010, 08:47:21 am »
Guinea fowl are stupid.  And they have the heads of a much smaller bird grafted on.
The lady who taught my son French had about 50 off them. She was always trying to give us some. Mind you she did live on a farm so had room for them.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Quails
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2010, 09:15:17 am »
Quail have been on my birthday wish list for at least 10 years.
Unfortunately my landlord wont let me keep any livestock.

Livestock?  They're not livestock, they're Patagonian winged hamsters.  Pets, they are.  Want a cuddle? ;D
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Re: Quails
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2010, 09:20:22 am »
Pets, they are. 

'Zactly.  Which means that you're not allowed to nom them when you come to visit.

(I have been having strange and disturbing dreams involving waking up one morning to find a camouflage-painted Mr Gates camped out in our back garden, hefting a machete and roasting a variety of winged creatures over a fire made from bits of our garden shed)
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Re: Quails
« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2010, 09:27:26 am »
I am Mike from Spaced.  :(
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Re: Quails
« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2010, 09:32:50 am »
;D

If you're Mike, does that make me Daisy?  Does that mean Julian's Twist or Marsha?

Actually, don't start me off.  I'll end up having dreams of my co-hab leaning out of the kitchen, clutching a bottle of vino collapso, crooning, "'ello petal..."

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Re: Quails
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2010, 09:36:30 am »

*Put a little one in your soul...  :D


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Re: Quails
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2010, 09:41:24 am »
;D

If you're Mike, does that make me Daisy?  Does that mean Julian's Twist or Marsha?

Actually, don't start me off.  I'll end up having dreams of my co-hab leaning out of the kitchen, clutching a bottle of vino collapso, crooning, "'ello petal..."

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That makes me Tim, please. 

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Re: Quails
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2010, 09:43:57 am »
It has to be asked...

Charlotte, have you ever made a grown man quail? And if so, may I be that man?

I'm just off to Wiggle to buy a new coat.
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Re: Quails
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2010, 12:39:22 pm »

*Put a little one in your soul...  :D


are they the only bee in your bonnet?

Not to put too finer point on it, yes  :D

I'm just off to Wiggle to buy a new coat.

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Re: Quails
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2010, 12:41:28 pm »
We kept quail when we were in NZ...


they was luvverly  :P
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Re: Quails
« Reply #35 on: February 26, 2010, 11:35:12 pm »
I got them this afternoon!  Five girls and a boy.

They even gave me an egg on the way home!

Pics tomorrow  :)
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Re: Quails
« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2010, 11:43:55 pm »
You should drive your farm animals around more they tend to produce eggs while on route :)
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Re: Quails
« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2010, 12:24:43 pm »
Definitely!

Here's some quick snaps - better photos to come once it's stopped raining...










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Re: Quails
« Reply #38 on: February 28, 2010, 12:26:58 pm »
I like their little Wiggle sleeping quarters :thumbsup:

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Re: Quails
« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2010, 12:46:47 pm »
When looking for a cardboard box, I was surprised just how many seemed to be adorned with that particular logo...

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Re: Quails
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2010, 05:49:12 pm »
Their feathers are beautiful!
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Re: Quails
« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2010, 05:57:25 pm »
Little chickenhamsters! 

Nice hutch too. :thumbsup:
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Re: Quails
« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2010, 10:38:08 pm »
Their feathers are beautiful!

Wait until I find some Japanese painted quail* - they're amazing.

This was tonight's starter:



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Re: Quails
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2010, 08:14:40 am »
Blimey, how many eggs do you get per bird per day?
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Re: Quails
« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2010, 09:45:22 am »
Be careful if you visit Aunty C and Julian or it may end up like this:

I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Quails
« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2010, 10:51:15 am »
Blimey, how many eggs do you get per bird per day?

Same as for chooks once they're up to speed.

Most of those were a present from the Mad Quail Man of Isleworth  :)
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Re: Quails
« Reply #46 on: March 01, 2010, 10:26:52 pm »
Moar quail pictures:









I've finished painting Chateau Quail at last, too:


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Re: Quails
« Reply #47 on: March 02, 2010, 07:51:24 am »
And their names are?
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Re: Quails
« Reply #48 on: March 02, 2010, 07:56:01 am »
So far, we've thought up:

The brown one - Quail 1
The other brown one - Quail 2
The slightly less brown one - Quail 3

...but we're a bit stumped for the rest of them.  Any suggestions, Greg?
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Re: Quails
« Reply #49 on: March 02, 2010, 07:58:40 am »
As they're small, fluffy and cute, at least one of them has to be called 'Julian'....  ;)






My coat is already on  ;D



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