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#5963035 - 10/05/15 09:10 PM Quail cross bred
Boss1 Offline
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Registered: 09/26/14
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Loc: Gaines Co
Anyone ever seen a Blue/Bobwhite cross? Saw this about 12 yrs ago and again this yr. Brown head, white top notch, type feathers (scales) tips are brown. Just curious.

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#5963222 - 10/05/15 10:23 PM Re: Quail cross bred [Re: Boss1]
Mundo Offline
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Blobs--you see them occasionally. Very rare.

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#5963387 - 10/06/15 06:50 AM Re: Quail cross bred [Re: Mundo]
bill oxner Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mundo
Blobs--you see them occasionally. Very rare.


Same here.
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#5964753 - 10/06/15 07:15 PM Re: Quail cross bred [Re: Boss1]
TXPanhandler Offline
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I've seen them before usually in places where there are ample populations of both.
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#5964773 - 10/06/15 07:21 PM Re: Quail cross bred [Re: Boss1]
rickym Offline
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Sounds to me like you got a pretty good quail spot up
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#5965145 - 10/06/15 09:30 PM Re: Quail cross bred [Re: Mundo]
NorthTXbirdhunter Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mundo
Blobs--you see them occasionally. Very rare.


Did it look like this?
7


Edited by NorthTXbirdhunter (10/06/15 09:33 PM)

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#5965219 - 10/06/15 10:00 PM Re: Quail cross bred [Re: NorthTXbirdhunter]
Mundo Offline
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Registered: 02/03/15
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Originally Posted By: NorthTXbirdhunter
Originally Posted By: Mundo
Blobs--you see them occasionally. Very rare.


Did it look like this?
7


No.

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#5965538 - 10/07/15 08:10 AM Re: Quail cross bred [Re: Boss1]
Boss1 Offline
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Registered: 09/26/14
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Loc: Gaines Co
No. Feathers were like a blue, but tips were brown. Head was brown. White top notch. Will try to post a pic later.

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#5965772 - 10/07/15 10:17 AM Re: Quail cross bred [Re: Boss1]
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So does a blob only run 200yards before it flushes

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#5965916 - 10/07/15 11:50 AM Re: Quail cross bred [Re: Boss1]
8pointdrop Online   sleepy
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Registered: 12/16/11
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Post from 2013. Lots of guys saying blues but they sure look hybrid to me. Biologist thought hybrid too.

http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4126944/What_Kind_of_Quail_is_This

Neat looking lil fellers..




Edited by 8pointdrop (10/07/15 11:55 AM)

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#5965923 - 10/07/15 11:57 AM Re: Quail cross bred [Re: Boss1]
8pointdrop Online   sleepy
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Below is Dr. Hernandez's answer to the question.

"Yes, hybridization between blues and bobs has been reported in the literature. Their occurrence is rare but does seems to happen. Rates of occurrence of “blobs” range from 1-70 blobs for every 1,000 bobwhites sampled"

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#5968750 - 10/08/15 10:53 PM Re: Quail cross bred [Re: Boss1]
Mundo Offline
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When you see a blob you will no it. It clearly is not a bob or a blue. Usually they have a bit of a topknot. I've also seen other quail species hybrids but they were in captivity and pen raised.


Edited by Mundo (10/08/15 10:54 PM)

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#5972764 - 10/11/15 10:13 PM Re: Quail cross bred [Re: Boss1]
Stoneface Offline
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Registered: 05/14/13
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Loc: Terrell, Texas
I know a guy named Jonesy. He's known in Kentucky. I was talking to him and he said he uses these birds to train with. Said they stick like bobwhites, but don't require the conditioning that bobwhite require and will get up and flush like a blue quail. Said they're great for training.
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#6095301 - 12/21/15 04:39 PM Re: Quail cross bred [Re: Boss1]
68rustbucket Online   content
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Registered: 10/21/08
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Loc: San Marcos, TX
Saw a blob on the way to deer stand this afternoon. Top of body was a blue, from the wings down marks and feathers of a bobwhite. Was running along fence row and in the road with 4 other bobwhite.
Ranch in Jim Hogg county. Sorry, no pics

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#6099581 - 12/24/15 07:42 AM Re: Quail cross bred [Re: Boss1]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 7537
Loc: bastrop county
interesting, never seen one, thanks for the post
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