European quail, male (Coturnix coturnix) from breeding 2020.

The under-reported pictures show you a nice male of the European quail, born in my aviaries during the breeding season of 2020.
He is a little bit darker than most of the other breeding males I have, but we always have to keep in mind that variations exist, also in nature.
This species has indeed a very large repartition range from Europe to Asia, and already in Europe significant color differences are visible between our birds and those of Eastern Europe.
Because I don’t have enough females, he will be not paired and remain as a reservist.
It is a little bit sad this year because three other very nice-typed male birds also have no female for this new season…