Bobwhite Quail Hatching Eggs


The Bobwhite Quail originates from North America and can also be found in Central America, and the Caribbean.

Bobwhite Quail Hatching Eggs are usually white and hatch within 24 days. Recommended hatching conditions are - circulated air incubators, at a temperature of 99 3/4F and 84 to 86F, with a wet bulb on the last week before birth.

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Bobwhite Quails


Bobwhite Quails are to be found in North America, northern parts of Central America and the Caribbean. These are ground-dwelling birds and belong to the group of species called the New World Quails. They have derived their names from their characteristic call which sounds like a whistle.

Characteristics

The easiest way to tell a Bobwhite Quail is to find the dark cap stripe that runs along its head just behind the eye. This stripe is dark black in males and Dark brown in females. So not only does the stripe help in determining the kind of bird, but also helps you to sex them. . Both the male and the females share the same body color which is brown with black and white speckles at places. These are extremely small birds with an average weight of around five to six ounces.

These birds are known for their whistles. The whistles are clear and make a sound that closely sounds like “bobwhite” – lending the bird its name. But this is only one kind of whistle. While this is a clear, rising whistle it has also been heard to make a range of squeaky whistles.

Quails are known to stay in groups of anything between 5 and 30 birds at a time when the breeding season is not on. These groups are called “coveys”. During the breeding season however, these groups are dissolved.

Habitat

Bobwhite Quails habitat can vary across their range and they do well under almost all conditions. They have been found all over the Americas – from Mexico to Florida and northeast regions of the United States and also in the Caribbean. However, they most prefer a habitat of pine, woody and herbaceous growth.

Breeding

Bobwhite Quails have a breeding season that starts from around the middle of April. During the breeding season the quails will break away from their coveys and will seek a mate. Mates are generally unrelated and not part of the same covey. Once a pairing has happened it generally results in mating which is followed by the fertilization of the female and the ultimate egg laying.

Quails can lay up to an egg every day. These eggs are much more pointed than regular chicken eggs and generally incubate in around 23 days. Once the eggs are laid, both males and females can incubate the eggs though this is mostly left to the females.

If somehow the first clutch of eggs fails to hatch, the pair will go through the entire breeding process once more to have a successful clutch. Once the eggs hatch and the chicks are out they can leave the nest in a day and are able to feed themselves.

Uses

The Bobwhite Quail is particularly popular in the United States as a game bird. It is, in fact the official game bird of Tennessee, Georgia and Washington. Because of this popularity, these birds are regularly bred and released in designated hunting areas. This ensures that their numbers do not come down drastically and the bird as a species is not threatened.