Quailty Meals & quails

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Subject: Quailty Meals & quails
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2005 00:21:45 +1000
I'm referring to Geoff's little animation on this. Not wanting to be overly frivolous but I well recall in early 1974 on my first visit to Canberra, rescuing a poor aviculturist who had bought a pair of quails from someone else on the basis that they had failed to show any interest in each other and he was sure that with a nice new aviary that they would breed. The pair of quails comprised a Painted Button-quail and a Stubble (or was it Brown) Quail. I don't recall what sex they were but when you think about it, that is hardly relevant. Something less likely than a horse breeding with a cow. I had to point out the feet to convince him I wasn't just annoying him with the truth. This was after Slater V1 (non passerines) came out and I happened to have it with me. He was rather embarrassed about having spent so much and having such high hopes without knowing how different these birds were.
And I'm with Benj on his comments on the Japanese Quail and their poor brooding skills.
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