Valley Quail Hatching Eggs


A California Valley Quail is a national favorite in California and is also their state bird. Valley Quails are known for their beautiful blue feathers and white stripes, underneath their neck.

These eggs are cream colored and usually hatch within 23 days. Take a look at our collection of Valley Quail Hatching Eggs, below:

5 Organic Valley Half Dozen Plastic Egg Cartons Clean

5 Organic Valley Half Dozen Plastic Egg Cartons Clean

- $1.00 17h 38m
12 Valley Quail Hatching Eggs

12 Valley Quail Hatching Eggs

5 $5.00 18h 7m
50 Valley Quail Hatching Eggs

50 Valley Quail Hatching Eggs

1 $39.99 18h 8m
28 + 2 Extra California Valley Quail Hatching Eggs

28 + 2 Extra California Valley Quail Hatching Eggs

- $29.99 19h 34m

Valley Quails


The state bird of California, Valley Quail is also known by two other names –California Quail and California Valley Quail. The birds are extremely popular in California. They are known for their excellent plumage, lively behavior and melodious calls. It was in 1931 that the California State Legislature selected this bird as the state bird. The birds are quite small and belong to the New World Quail family.

Features

The Valley Quail has a crest that is slightly curved. It is made of six feathers. The crest hangs down forward. Males have a black crest while females have a brown one. Their body is brown with white streaks in between. The males have a black face and cap that is dark brown. Their back is brown in color. Females are slightly paler and their body is drab brown with a hint of grey.

Habitat

The Valley Quail can be found in various geographical locations and seem to thrive on different kinds of topography and climates. In the west the birds’ habitat are spread across Baja California, Mexico and even in Canada. To the east its range extends from Nevada to Utah and Idaho.

Breeding

The Valley Quail is one of the easiest quails to breed. However you might need a larger cage for them. These are nervous creatures by nature and would need enough space to be comfortable. Valley Quails thrive particularly well on ground and especially if the ground is dry. But people have been successful in raising them on wire.

Under natural conditions the birds will prefer to breed in shrubby areas and open woodlands. Their nests are a shallow scrape which they line with vegetation. Since the nests are made on ground they need proper cover and they try their best to camouflage the nests.

After mating a female generally lays 12 eggs in a clutch. After hatching the young bird will stay close to both the parents.

Characteristics

The Valley Quail is a social creature and tend to stay in groups called coveys. Their social nature is evident from the daily dust bath they take as a communal activity. Before a dust bath the group selects a proper area. It has to be an area where the ground has recently been turned or is naturally soft. They burrow into this soft soil by using their underbelly. After that they start to wriggle and flap their wings to raise dust and thereby have a dust bath.

The birds reside at the same place all through the year. They could be even found to reside in places close to the urban areas though this is on increasing decline as human encroachment goes up.

The birds diet is mainly made up of seeds leaves, berries and insects. They will forage into the ground for their food. While foraging if they sense the slightest of disturbance they will burst into a short rapid flight. But if they have the time to react they will try to run away on their feet.