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Breeding Season: April to June.
Breeding Age: First year.
Clutch Size: 12-14 eggs.
Incubation Period:: 23 days.
Description - Male: Often confused with the Gambel's Quail at first glance, but closer observation shows that the male is slightly smaller, but share the tear-drop shaped, black crest. The face and throat is black, bordered a white stripe above the eye and along the throat; there is a small patch of yellow feathers at the base of the bill. The back of the neck and head is finely mottled with black, gray and white; the breast and upper back bluish-gray. The belly has a blackish-chestnut patch that is surrounded by black buff feathers that give a scaly appearance not seen in the Gambel.
Description - Female: Hens can be distingushed from the Gambel hen by her smaller size and scaling on the breast and being lighter gray overall.
Status in Captivity: Common
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