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The Quail Community: Understanding the Names and Groups in Quail Farming

Howdy, folks! Bob White here, your friendly neighborhood quail farmer from Upstate New York. Today, we're going to talk about something that's been on my mind lately - what is a group of quail called? Now, this might seem like a simple question, but there's more to it than meets the eye.

First off, a group of quail is typically called a "covey." But did you know that there are other terms too, like a "flock" or even a "bevy"? Yes, indeed!

Now, let's dive a bit deeper. Have you ever wondered what a female quail is called? Well, she's simply known as a "hen." And the male? He's a "cock" or "rooster."

And what about the youngsters? A young male quail is often referred to as a "cockrell," while a young female quail is a "pullet." And yes, you guessed it right, baby quails are indeed called "chicks," but some folks also refer to them as buttons.

So, the next time you see a large group of quails, you'll know exactly what to call them. And remember, whether it's a covey, flock, or bevy, each group represents a little community, a family of quail, living and thriving together.

If you enjoyed this post, I'd love it if you could share your own experiences with quail groups. Have you ever seen a large covey? Or maybe you've had the pleasure of raising a young cockrell or pullet? Share your stories below!



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