or Northern Bobwhite Quail
are the only quail native to the Eastern United States and are among the most popular and commonly bred game birds in the world. Bobwhite Quail
can be purchased and raised for stocking hunting preserves, gourmet food purposes, gun dog training, or as farm pets.
Though they are quite hardy and adaptable, and it is feasible to raise them in many climates and environments, the Northern Bobwhite
can be susceptible to the harsh winters in the northernmost parts of the country.
are such a desirable game bird because they tend to lie close-by in "coveys" of 5 to 30 birds and are capable of fast flight. They are also a desirable bird to have around the farm because they tend to destroy certain weeds and harmful insects during feeding.