The Rock Bush Quail is found throughout the peninsular India. In it’s homeland they're pretty much the only quail species that are kept in cages as a pets/display birds.
They feel at home up to 1800 feet (600 meters) above sea level, mainly on plains with thin vegetation and rocky hills.
The Rock Bush quail scrapes its nest in the ground just like most of the other Perdicula species. Lays 4-7 eggs and incubates them for 21 days.
Their diet consists mainly of vegetarian source like various seeds and leaves and occasionally insects as a food supplement.
The Rock Bush Quail has 3 known subspecies:
· Perdicula Argoondah Argoondah
· Perdicula Argoondah Salimalii
· Perdicula Argoondah Meinertzhageni
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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.