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Georgia Giant Bobwhite Quail

Georgia Giant Bobwhite Quail

Postby Higgins » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:03 pm

Does anyone have experience with Georgia Giant Bobwhites? I hear they fly well and are used for training and release birds at clubs.

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Re: Georgia Giant Bobwhite Quail

Postby oldbeek » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:40 pm

I know Tennesse Reds are bigger and fly well.
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Re: Georgia Giant Bobwhite Quail

Postby gundogguy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:39 am

IMHO I would not give .15 cents for a Georgia Giant, Tennessee Red, or a Michigan Humongous unless I was into quail egg potato salad.
And I was in the Game bird business for some 25 yrs.
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Re: Georgia Giant Bobwhite Quail

Postby bonasa » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:09 am

Regular bobs that are flight conditioned are good as any.
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Re: Georgia Giant Bobwhite Quail

Postby Bedight » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:17 pm

My experience with all types of Bobwhites has been highly variable. The birds I've used from reputable breeders that have been flight conditioned have only been good fliers about 60% of the time. Those birds I've bought that were from much cheaper sources turned out to be weak fliers about 70% of the time.

Valley Quail, which are very hard to find, are almost always strong fliers.

I now use pigeons in most training, and switch to Chukar to steady the pup and prepare for his first exposure to wild birds in hunting season.
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Re: Georgia Giant Bobwhite Quail

Postby Featherfinder » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:02 pm

I tend to agree with gundogguy and Bonasa. Quality quail are not defined by color phase or size. I've used Tennessee Reds before. The only discernible difference I noticed was their color.
Funny....I've made that similar observation re bird dogs.
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Re: Georgia Giant Bobwhite Quail

Postby ezzy333 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:46 pm

In my experience the large birds of any specie are good for the table but are not good flyers
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