The Stubble quail’s territory is Australia; you can mainly meet them in the South-eastern and South-western areas but apart from the very northern parts you would see them living a nomadic lifestyle.
They prefer open grasslands, especially countrified fields and plains near fresh water. The Stubble quail feels at home in cereal fields, large weedy plains, shrubby and bosky lands, in a salt marsh and swamps. They prefer watery places in oppose to one of its subspecies, the Southern Quail (Coturnix Australis) which fells more at home on dryer land.
Their nest is a scraped shallow hole in the ground padded with vegetation. She will lay about 7 eggs and will incubate them for 18-21 days. The colour of their eggs is yellow-cream with reddish-brown or oil-green spotting. When the weather conditions are right and there is enough feed and the predators don’t bother them they can raise up to three batches in a season.
The Stubble quail mainly feeds on various seeds and invertebrates. They’re fairly good climbers and if there is not enough feed on the ground they would climb up and feed from the top of the plants.
Out of all Coturnix species the Stubble Quail is the most aggressive one and in captivity they would kill any alien birds introduced to their pen or cage.
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The Breeding Stock There are generally two main methods of breeding that are normally practiced in quail breeding. One is when you have mixed sex quails in a cage/ housing. The male-female rate should be 1:2.5 which means 4 quail cockerels to 10 quail hens. If you breed quails on a larger scale or don’t have the time necessary to spend on the other...
We get a lot of emails in which you guys ask how to sex quails i.e. how to tell which one is a male or a female. I have a bit of time now so I'll give you a little guide here.
The following guidance and drawings will describe you in detail how to build a simple quail cage that will hold up to 12 Japanese or Jumbo Japanese Quail. This size should be enough to provide healthy quail eggs for a small family.
If we want to keep Japanese quails for eggs on a small scale we have pretty much 3 options as to where to keep them. The first two options are maybe fancier but these will produce the least amount of eggs for your family. We won’t discuss them in detail but we’ll mention them anyway.