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story.lead_photo.caption More than 1,500 five-week-old quail fill the flight pen on Holt’s farm. The quail are feathered and can fly quite well but will not be fully mature until they are 12 weeks old. - Photo by Janelle Jessen

Wild quail are becoming a rather rare sight in northwest Arkansas, but in Decatur it's still possible to see a covey of more than 1,500 at Spavinaw Quail and Pheasant, owned by Harold and Gina Holt.

Photo by Janelle Jessen
Harold Holt examined a quail egg in front of one of his incubators. The tiny pure-white eggs look more like Easter candy than the real thing.
Photo by Janelle Jessen
Newly-hatched quail

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News, Pages 8 on 08/17/2011

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