The Gentle Spirit of the Valley
Many quail of the world all have their interesting patterns, colors, and features. Although the Valley Quail, Callipepla californica, also known as the California Quail, may not be the most ornate quail, it definitely found its way into our hearts.
Valley Quail, compared to other quail, are generally easy to breed and raise. All quail are relatively small — smaller than your standard chicken at least — but the Valley Quail make for excellent meat. Their speckled eggs may also be considered for an extra special breakfast. These were not the attirbutes that made us enamoured with the Valley Quail. It is actually hard to describe. These gentle little creatures are just so fun to watch, especially seeing their covey graze. The males also have a beautiful call. We also remember the time when we had the privilege to observe wild Valley Quail in Escondido, CA, which is in San Diego County, complete with the trademark golden sunset. It was such an experience.
We at Überchic Ranch have procured a diverse gene pool so that the best quality Valley Quails are being bred under our care. Whether you're interested in restocking your hunting ground, wildlife conservancy, or for your own private aviary, Überchic Ranch is prepared to provide you with this keeper of the Golden Coast.
Excellent Drought Tolerance
The Valley Quail does well in grasslands as well as arid deserts, due to naturally being adaptive throughout the California Coast and into Baja Mexico.
Peaceful and Inquisitive Demeanor
The always alert Valley Quail may be timid at first, but would eventually be interested in you once they know you give treats. They aren't as wild or aggressive as other species of quail.
If the Valley Quail has enough space requirements and is placed with other community birds, you will find a peaceful aviary.