TWO NEW ASSHOLES TO ADD TO MY GROWING SHIT LIST The first one's name is Britt Lund,a snowflake girl from Washington state who apparently tells people not to buy from me because I have "anger issues". I never had any bad dealings or even words with her. She reads my posts about the well known shysters in the business,along with a few other shitbags and halfwits. I guess it hurts her little super sensitive feelings of how I expose and bash these well known scums. I say well known.They are fairly well known but still not by enough people. I get plenty of gutless folks come crying to me after getting stung for big bucks by them,some even after I warned to steer clear. They don't have the balls to write a post like I do. If a lot more people had a full set of balls,they'd expose them on their pages and in various groups,and they'd all be out of business by now. So,little Britt the Twit,because of wusses like you there are people getting screwed royally all over this country on eggs and birds,and even across the pond on hatching eggs that these guys know damn well won't be any good by the time they get there. A lot of people are angry. I'm the voice for them all. Now go have a good cry !😂
So that was little Britt the Twit,the next one we'll call Dan the Man. He's from Indiana and has a Facebook page called Critters' Crossing or something along that line. It's a hobby farm. He has quite a variety of animals and birds and it is actually a really nice place.
I got to know him just a few years ago,seeing I've only had that goddamn Facebook since 2016. I briefly talked with him maybe two or three times over that period. He seemed like a pretty good guy. One time he messaged me about sending some good money to Ohio for some Mearns eggs and never received them. He didn't remember for sure who the guy was and so that piece of filth from Cleveland Quail came to mind,but then as we got talking a bit,he said the guy was from Xenia,Ohio,not Cleveland. I told him right then and there that it was Norman Bradshaw who pulled that on him.Norman was a fly by nighter,in and out of the business in three years' time,while screwing half the people that he dealt with. Filthy eggs,duds,or never sending any at all after taking peoples' money. He was an Ebay hustler.
Dan said he doesn't take that kind of shit and was going after the guy to get his money from him,or Ebay,or whoever it was,I don't remember all the little details. I do remember some months later that talking to him again,I asked him if he ever got the guy. He said no. I talked to him on one of my posts since then about shooting dogs that come on our property after our critters. That was almost a year ago.
Then here's the real ass kicker. He doesn't seem to remember this but he made me mad one time. Someone,somewhere put up a post of a really grainy,blurry picture of three or four quail in the distance and asked which type they were. A friend of mine,and another man right away said that they were Valley Quail. I took a quick look and said the same thing. Someone else got on and said that they looked like some kind of hybrid. So I looked really close. I saw on one,a white throat,and there looked to be wider white facial stripes than on a Valley. So I said that it may be possible that they're a Bobwhite / Valley cross.. Big Dan jumped right on to correct me and tell ME what a Valley Quail looks like. He said they have white stripes on the face ! Well no fuckin shit,asshole ! As if I don't know what a Valley Quail looks like !! I've only had a few hundred or better. Imagine talking to ME like that ? ! I said to myself right there,"Man,what a dick !!". I didn't have any use for him after that. I unfriended him on Facebook right there in an instant.
So last October I believe it was,a guy that I've spoken to before put a post up on one of the more sophisticated Facebook groups,called,Quail,Partridge,Grouse,and Francolin Breeders,or something along that line. This isn't one of the dummy sites,but one of the better groups with some of the better breeders on there,a lot of them real pompous pricks.Real snot nosed assholes that in person any regular guy would like to nail in the solar plexus hard and knock the wind out of them so bad that they don't get up for an hour. There are a lot of dummies on there too.
So the guy who wrote the post wrote it to complain about some Mearns hatching eggs that he overpaid for,of course,from Ohio Joe. I think there were two fertile ones out of ten or twelve eggs,both died along the way. He showed a picture of one of the dead developing chicks. It had a badly crossed bill. He went on to say something about the eggs were from inbred stock....etc....,which is true,but a few of those assholes actually said it was in the incubation so it was probably his own fault. I stuck up for the guy along with a few others who said he's a crook and sells a lot of crippled shit. Quite a few different comments from a bunch of people on that post.
So Big Man Dan hops on that post saying something about it. I just replied with,"Sounds like a Norman Bradshaw move",a subtle reminder that it wasn't Ohio Joe that stung him. No reply - until two months later,I get a,"What ???" from him,and then I don't remember exactly who said what to who,but it sounded to me like he was confused as to what I was talking about,some other guy jumped in,then Big Man's son came on and said,"So everybody's a liar ?". I said that I sure as hell aren't lying. That was the last comment on the post.I called him an old fuddydud in a post that I wrote on my Facebook page later on. I never mentioned his name though. He jumped on my post asking why I called him that. He said he agreed with me 100 percent and was trying to back me up,and his son was too. It sure didn't look like that to me !! I took it as though he was calling me a liar.
So shit heated up and I reminded him of the time that he told me what a Valley Quail looks like. Of course he said he never did that and I have the wrong guy,then gave me the middle finger emoji. That's when I could feel that wave of heat rush from my feet all through my body,all the way to my head ! White hot !! If that old bastard was standing in front of me he'd be on his ass before he even saw me make a fist !
Then we started to go back and forth. That's when I,and maybe 1000 followers,if they have any common sense,saw how goddamn ignorant he is.He was calling me things like,little man,pip squeak,egomaniac,narcissist,junior,little boy..... . Then he said my brains are scrambled from bouncing around in the waves for all of the years lobstering. He called me a backwoods hick,a hillbilly,a mama's boy,ugly,with a face that only a mother could love.( If you saw this asshole's picture you'd see an old ugly gray fuck with a shit eating smirk always on his face,a little trimmed landing strip mustache,and what look to be dentures ) He kept calling me lonely and pathetic. Where the fuck did he come up with that ? !! He then said that I was complaining that none of the girls on the dating sites want anything to do with me !. I never said such a thing. I made a comment on Facebook that how dating sites are a joke because they show pictures of all hot models,but in reality,they're all full of fat,ugly chicks with other men's kids,and covered in tattoos.
Yeah,he conjured up a lot of lies. Another was a good one !😂 He said that all the people that I've written about are good people and I'm the one that lies about them !!! WOW !!!! Okay Big Man,yeah,The Four Golden Boys are quality,first class,honest guys !!😂 He said that I'm the liar and I'm full of hate,with a pathetic,unhappy life ! (It's true about hating the shitbags that I write about 😀),but other than that I'm pretty damn contented. Even better than that one was saying that I only think that I'm in shape,but I'm just lying to myself,and only really in "backwoods shape" !😂 He said I've got only little boy muscles and that I should get some real muscles by feeding real animals !!😂😂 That must be the most stupid one of them all !!!
Everything was ."backwoods hick" all through the comments. Jesus,I have woods on my property.I assume he does too. We have farms,moron ! We don't live in the city !!! And another thing,for a "backwoods hick",at least I can use at least some proper grammar,spelling,and punctuation ! You ought to see his !😂
So yeah everybody - Dan Turpin from Indiana,a true piece of shit who's goddamn lucky that he doesn't live around here ! Oh yeah,that too ! He kept calling me a keyboard warrior !! I'm the one who offered him big bucks to put his money where his mouth is. I offered him all expenses to get here and a $10,000 bet that he wouldn't last 30 seconds with me. He's a little punk. I'd whip fifty Dan Turpins in the primes of their lives. And of course,he changed the subject to that one and just wised off like a little high school punk some more.😂 Goddamn maggot.
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Well here's another post with me bashing someone !
This person does it a lot more than I do but only for the wrong reasons. I'll bet a lot of you on Facebook are all too familiar with this piece of white trash who seems to be on there almost 24 / 7,on every kind of bird page there is,whether it be quail,pheasants,partridge,ducks,chickens..... .
She trolls all of what I call "The Dummy Sites" all day long,and contacts a lot of people,always wanting this,and wanting that,but almost never has any money to buy it.
Her name is Nichole Brashears. Ring a bell ?😀
It seems like she's been at this shit for at least five years. She pesters the hell out of everybody who sells hatching eggs and birds. She's also a regular on the four Facebook Good Egg,Bad Egg groups,slamming the hell out of people if things don't go her way. This is one of the types who'll beg for a discount from a backyard slum farm breeder,then when all six of her eggs don't hatch,she'll drag the person's name through the mud.
She's not only pestered me for a few years,but also bothered the hell of some breeder friends of mine. She wants,wants,and wants. She'll message and call the person over and over to hold things for her on a layaway or even a goddamn payment plan ! Then when the time comes around to ship the birds she either never gets back to the person or asks for a discount.
For instance,last year I raised a lot of Benson Quail. There was a shortage of them in this country and the orders were piling up fast. I had around a hundred birds. All spring and summer she either called or messaged me about them. When it was time to ship,she took a while to respond. I was sending out a lot of them by that point and had no trouble selling the rest. She actually had the nerve to call me on the phone and ask me if I could do better on my price just because her husband lost his job !! No pride,no shame. Jesus I'd NEVER ask someone something so ridiculous ! I said no. Anybody normal should be embarrassed to death to ask someone that.
This year it was Mearns. Well by now I couldn't take her serious at all,so everything was taken with a grain of salt. She asked me about them all year long. I didn't hear from her in quite a while. I didn't end up with a super year for Mearns and what I raised was all spoken for by serious customers only,pretty much all breeder friends of mine.
So last week I got a message from her on Facebook saying something along the line of,"Okay,I have the money for that pair of Mearns you said you have for me !". I got mad and blocked her. right away. Instantly my phone started ringing. I let the answering machine get it. She'd just hang up and call again . The phone must have rang close to fifty times before she finally left a message. Then she went right back to calling some more. The only reason I didn't want to take the call is because of my temper. Any normal person would take the hint after maybe a couple tries ! It got to the point where I had to unplug the phone for the night. Persistent little bitch ! Never called back the next day, What a relief !
So with me blocking her,I couldn't see anything of hers on Facebook,not that I look at any of the dummy sites anymore,but a friend told me that she gave a great review to "Ohio Joe",the biggest crook in the quail business,hands down,for his wonderful pair of "Guaranteed Unrelated" breeders !😂😂 This is the guy whose birds are so badly inbred that he sells a lot of cripples and dud eggs to suckers for way over the going price. He has the website called Clevelandquail. Total piece of shit. You can scroll back and read my post on him. I think it may be the first one on here.
Anyway,my friend told her that she just bought a bunch of shit from a crook. She argued with her and says he's just great !😱 Imagine knocking everybody else after she's the one causing the problems,yet praising the biggest shitbag there is ? !
So for all of you people who haven't had a taste of this retard,take my advice and run if she ever contacts you !
I pretty much have my mind made up. Weighing all the good and the bad,I've decided to unload a lot of birds and pretty much make it an enjoyable hobby again
I've written on the subject before about the new generation of Facebook bird "breeders",most just bird keepers,and basically how most have ruined the hobby and ruined the business.
Sure there's plenty of market for everything that I raise,but I'll leave it to the Four Golden Boys from now on. They all claim to be so much better than I am,so for those of you who haven't dealt with them I'll let you find out for yourself.
#1 is Ohio Joe who has the website called clevelandquail.com . The biggest liar and piece of shit that I've ever met in this business. A true total bag of fuckin shit through and through. A filthy con man with shyster prices. The word "liar" is just not strong enough to describe this asshole. This son of a whore doesn't have one decent bone in his entire body. He's poison through and through. You'll see on my website that I wrote a post about him quite a while back. Well since then he's pulled one hell of a lot more on me under different aliases,the latest,"Joe Corn",and before that,"Ivan Gelo". The fucker spreads lies all over Christ's creation about me,one being that my low prices reflect the inferior quality of my birds. The prick got all of his stock from me !!!
If you look at his website,it's all lies. Not every paragraph,not every sentence,but every goddamn word is a fuckin lie ! Things like he's been doing this for twenty years...etc.... . The first quail he ever had was in 2015. He was completely clueless on how to raise them. I helped him get started,sold him around 300 Mearns eggs that summer. He hatched and raised a shitload,and brokered the rest of my eggs on Ebay for big bucks without telling me. I had to find out by a woman calling me,mad at me because the names of the hens on my eggs matched his. She had it the other way around. I wasn't the broker. It was him. That's when I washed my hands of him.
So if you keep reading the "About Me" section on his site,another lie is that he'll be glad to give his customers recommendations on products for the birds,and advice on them because of how much he cares about his customers,and his love for the birds. This is the same asshole who's said to me probably five or six times over the last few years,"Fuck the people ! I ain't helping anybody. You're stupid to do it. You're only creating competition." And that's just how he is when people call him on the phone ,e mail,or text him. Very brief.One word answers,then basically,"Gimme your money,I'll send you the birds,bye."
More lies are the pictures he shows. Very deceiving. For the past three years he has a picture of a hand with a Mearns Quail in it. He NEVER shows videos or tours of his place. He shows a GQF automatic turner full of Bobwhite eggs to fool people into believing they're Mearns and that he has a huge breeder flock that can crank out settings of 120 at a time. The guy operates out of a garage in a little suburban residential neighborhood with his Mearns and Mountains artificially lit in his garage in little cubicles,basically quail jails. It's basically a puppy mill for quail. He had a post someone showed me on a whole bunch of the Facebook "dummy groups" of him saying how all his birds are "on fire" laying like crazy and he's hatching a shitload of birds. A friend of mine asked him for a picture of the brooders with all the chicks. He showed a handful of eggs and one Benson chick in his other hand. Deceiving,but like I said,there's a sucker born every second,and he's the bottom feeder who preys on them People are so easily fooled. What gets me even still is how in the hell he's not out of business though. I've heard nothing but negative things about him from a ton of people. People actually hate the guy as much as I do but other bird people aren't like me. They don't have the balls to spread the word,therefore people are still being burned every day by this con man.
Number two on my shit list is a tie between Keith Zastrow of "Keith's Quail" ( along with his partner in crime over the four years that they've had a few quail,Matt Pitchford from Louisiana. ),then number three, Derek Wagner from Ellenton Florida.
I'll start with "Bonnie and Clyde",Keith and his right hand man,Matt. For a few years I thought that Matt was actually a pretty good guy but little by little I could see that he's really just fishing for Keith every time he'd e mail me. A few friends of mine always said to me that they don't like how he plays both sides and are glad that they never had anything to do with him and by helping out a crook,just makes him one too. I knew where they were coming from but I didn't listen because every time I talked to him he'd be disgusted with Keith for different reasons,such as his business practices,and also how he's the most impatient guy he's ever met,just like I found out right away. He was always disgusted with him about how he always calls him for advice,then when he'd give him some,he'd argue with him and question the hell out of him,the exact same things he did to me.
Every now and then I'd ask Matt why the hell he has anything to do with him and tell him about all of the shit he's pulled on people,which I hear on a monthly basis from folks all over. Matt would always respond with something along the line of he feels sorry for him and that he was probably picked on in school and his parents made him join the military to try to make a man out of him. Then he'd go on to say that Keith's walking a fine line with him and one false move he's going to cut him off for good. We'd actually make fun of him a lot. He told me how pussy whipped Keith is by his wife. She absolutely hates his hobby and gets mad when he spends $20 on a bag of grain. She wears the pants in the family and won't let him build a grow out pen,which is why he advertises started Mountain Quail at five weeks old,right out of the brooder for big bucks,shipped in the July heat. Then when the naive people who buy them have them all show up dead,or die soon after,he blames it all on the customer and won't make good. Check it out everybody who's never seen it,"Keith's Quail" on Facebook. Kind of Mickey Mouse but idiots suck it right up. He's been at it since 2016,failed miserably the first year with me holding his hand every step of the way,then the next year has that page offering."Professional Advice From A Licensed Breeder","Desert Storm Vet"," College Degree.".
Anyway I've been going back and forth with the guy ever since. One day he's calling me every name in the book,and a week later,asking me to ship him some lobsters,or information on my pet rabbits. He's a mental case,yet a ton of Mickey Mouse naive amateurs think that he's the bomb. He has twice the Facebook followers than I do. All from another Mickey Mouse setup with the same old videos of his few Mearns in Ohio Joe like quail jails in his garage. My outfit puts his to shame a thousand times over but dummies fall for that bullshit every time. Are people blind ? ! Can't they take one look at some of the farm tours,posts,and pictures on my page,then take one look at his,then laugh their asses off ? Nope. They go for a con man instead. Absolutely disgusting.
So anyway about his right hand man,Pitchford. He has a Instagram site called Quail Enthusiasts with around a hundred followers,mostly small scale hobby folks with a few Pharaohs or Buttons who think he's another quail god too. Anyway I had that in the back of my head for quite some time about him playing me. One day last April,after not hearing from him for two or three weeks,I got an e mail from him that said,"Man you must be going nuts with no Mountain eggs by now ?" Well how did he know that ? He was just fishing for his buddy. Another time he told a man that I know that Keith's a pretty good guy but just misunderstood by the old time breeders. Always defending the guy and sticking up for him. He even wrote Keith's instruction sheet that he puts in with the hatching eggs that he sends out for him. All of this "Professional Advice",pretty much comes from Matt.. He even told Keith one time that I don't like competition. This was a few years ago. I never even thought about it that way. I never even thought of it as competition then. And as of now,I guess I could call it competition but I don't like what's out there for this new competition. These scums.
He and Keith are in bed together in this shit and by then I knew it I wrote a post about it not that long ago on my Facebook page. Immediately I got an e mail from him. He was mad as hell. He said It's pathetic that I put that video of me working out on the heavybag and speedbag a couple years ago. He says he "knocks out pansies like me out with one punch"😂😂😂😂 !!! I e mailed him back. We got into it. I told him he's a two faced rat and Keith's asswiper flunky. He says I should get professional help like a friend of his did so I can function in mainstream society !! Jesus I get along with just about everybody except a bunch of shitbag bird people !!!
As far as kicking my ass goes,I'd bet my house and my farm on it that he'd quit or get knocked out cold within thirty seconds. A old,soft,gray haired,paunchy,50 something year old guy who's a photographer and a store clerk !!!😂😂 Going up against a lobster fisherman and a boxer😂 !! He's the one who needs the crazy pills !!! Holy shit. He's a little fuckin sissy. I saw the pictures on his site of him wearing his little shorts and sandals😂😂😂 !!! At best he was a high school football player or on the wrestling team forty years ago !!😂😂 Imagine him trying to step in and grab me. He'd run right into a missile attack. He doesn't know how to punch of course. He'd try to come in straight forward,squared up and telegraph a wide barnyard swing or two,which I'd see coming a mile away. I'd toy with the old punk. I'd let him do it a few times while I circle to the left and right,making him miss by a mile. By then he'd be so winded,he'd keel over on his own !!😂😂😂 Another keyboard warrior from 1500 miles away. He'd shit his duds if I ever stepped toward him in person. Man would I love to get the chance to tear his fuckin two faced head off ! He also said if I ever mention his name that he'll," Ruin Me In This Business" !!😂😂😂😂
As far as Wagner goes,if you haven't already,read my post on here about him,. A complete piece of fuckin filth to the max !!! Oh and go back to the post called,"The Pros And Cons Of Selling Hatching Eggs". The one I described as the nut from Michigan is Keith,and believe me,that was just the tip of the iceberg.That was written a few years ago.
So those are The Four Golden Boys and there are many more crawling up out of the sewer all the time now. Facebookers and E bayers. And most of the people on those Good Egg,Bad Egg sites are trash too,especially the one who runs one of them,Kari Peterson,a kunt with a kapital K !!!😂😂
The good old hobbiests are the last of a dying breed.. I'm going to keep a few of my favorite species from now on and just trade back and forth with them,sell a few eggs just to pay for my expenses,only to people who are capable of hatching,understand that the Post Office can ruin them and it's not my fault,and expect free replacements. Also won't sell to the kind of person who expects twelve chicks out of twelve eggs and badmouths people all over the Good Egg,Bad Egg sites if they don't get that.
Anyway,it's a good decision by me. I can't take it anymore. Yes the scums have won out !😂😂😂 They rid me from the business !!😂😂😂 Perfectly fine with me. I'll like it better being able to enjoy it again. And I don't need to do it. I have a business,own everything,and have some real money in the bank. I'm set and it's a good feeling.😀👍
Available this fall - AFRICAN HARLEQUIN QUAIL from some of my original stock.
I was the first to import these in the mid 2000's. Nobody had any before that since the early 90's. I flooded the market then so they became quite common. Everyone in the country had some of the offspring from my original 7 pair and so over the years have inbred them right to death. I ended up getting a few new eggs a while later and hatched some new blood. I made up a bunch of unrelated quads,trios,and pairs but then gave my stock to my friend,Garrie Landry in Louisiana. He's raised a good bunch and is selling some adults. He offered some to me. We see that they're now going for around $40 to $50 a pair. He has no trouble getting that,so I decided to take him up on that and get back to mass producing the little suckers. Neat little birds. Really easy to raise. Still not super common. Great layers and the ebay egg price that they bring is ridiculous.. Tempting but I don't think I'll bother with ebay and eggs but should have a decent bunch of breeders for sale this fall.
These birds mature in about 10 weeks if I remember right. Here's a picture of some of my originals with a new male from different blood. These are a coturnix species. They're larger than a Button Quail but smaller than a Pharaoh. The males have a loud high pitched chirping call.
Derek Wagner's always asking me to show some proof over and over of the shit he pulls on me. See what he put on Softbills for people to see ?
The Post From The Other Day😬😱
Well that one caused a shitstorm ! I didn't intend for it to go like that at all.I just wrote an update on what's going on here at the farm and a couple of paragraphs of how I decided to wash my hands of a two faced rat fink who's in cahoots with probably the biggest thorn in my ass since I got a computer in 2016. I didn't even mention names but they sure knew who they were !
I came in from working on my last few nest boxes out in the garage to grab a bite to eat and check my e mails. The rat fink had a long e mail telling me off. He's around my age and a good ol' boy from the south but thinks he's a man of wisdom,integrity,morals,and all of those kinds of good values and traits.
In the post from the other day I accused him of a couple of minor things that by today's chewing each other out,I don't even know what to believe. See,these guys have played with me like that for a few years now. The rat fink is like a "go between" between me and the nutjob. He chimed in on the conversation too,mouthing off in his usual cocky way. They were both taking turns,the rat telling me how to behave and conduct myself in society,and the nut just lying and wising off. Of course I gave it right back and then some. I have a temper for sure. I always had one but later in life I've gotten more fed up with this kind of trash.
So the rat fink informed me that I'm known now as the "madman of the business",and the guy to stay away from. He says that a shitpot of people don't want to buy birds from me because they think I'll give them a hard time,cause trouble,and drama.... . He claimed that even today that he sold some quail to a guy who claimed that he's leaving Facebook because of me !😂 He said that the guy told him that I make him sick ! I don't know how much truth there is to that one because you can't believe half of what these two clowns say. Hell,one of them has a fraudulent Facebook page with a thousand followers,all conned into believing he's an old time rare quail breeder for many years,who's raised hundreds and hundreds of Mountain and Mearns Quail. Like I told him today - he's a bottom feeder,preying on all of the people on the newbie and dummy sites who've never seen these varieties before. He comes on with a big line of bullshit about the birds with posts at least every other day,basically the same videos of his garage setup,with his few Mearns pairs in small cubicles,and the flock of a dozen overcrowded Mountains in a pigeon setup. If you know nothing about quail he'll sound like the book of knowledge.
I will say right now that a lot of people are NUMB ! How can someone look at that Mickey Mouse setup,then take a look at my actual farm that's actually OUTDOORS,with neat rows of good sized pens,videos and pictures of my homemade energy efficient brooders,my grow out pens,breeding pens,variety and numbers of birds being raised....,and can't see any difference ? !!! It's day and night ! I know one hell of a lot of people that do but there are so many that I don't know how their minds work.
So the rat fink went on and on telling me that I need professional help and should see a shrink and get medication ! This was because I told the bastards that they sure wouldn't dare to talk to me like they do in person. They're all keyboard tough guys from hundreds of miles away. And people - YES ! - I'm a regular guy who would love to kick their asses and have told them so. The nut just kept laughing and making wise cracks,and Mr. Wisdom told me that I'm all talk and act like a 13 year old kid going through puberty ! He said that people like me are pansies and one good clean punch from him would knock me out cold !!
I'll explain about myself to all the folks who read this post. I'm not all quail. It's my second business. My main one is a lobster fisherman.You can not be a soft wimp to do that ! My only sport is boxing. I love it. I live and breathe it. Yes I'm an avid fight fan and follower of the sport but I used to train and spar when I was a kid and hold my own with good amateurs and some pros up in the city of Lewiston. I learned the game there and from years of studying the sport and the techniques of some of the great fighters over the last seven decades. I do ballbusting work all summer and fall and during the off season I'm back in my gym,training like a fiend with rounds and rounds on the heavybag,speedbag,jump rope,slant board for sit ups. I love not just to keep in shape but I like to be in better physical condition than a 25 year old athlete in his prime. I never had a smoke,a drop of alcohol,or any kind of drug in my life. My body is my temple. I take pride bigtime. I've got as much stamina as I did when I was young. I haven't even lost my hand speed. Bragging,yes,I guess so. I don't want to come off as a guy who's in love with himself but that's quite an accomplishment I've gotta say. So to have a couple of middle aged (my age actually) soft,out of shape,white collar boys mouth off like that and say that they can beat me up is nuts ! I guarantee that neither of them could pick up a jumprope and make more than three skips without tripping up. If they tried a few more times,they'd be so out of breath,and their shoulders and calves would be burning so bad that they wouldn't even be able to crawl out of bed the next day. The same thing with a heavybag. No clue how to punch or put together any combinations. No footwork or head movement. No stamina. Way too ill coordinated to hit a speedbag,and their arms and shoulders are too out of shape to even try. If these guys tried 10 situps,I'll bet it would be a struggle. I do 200 on a slant board,which makes them twice as hard. I have abs of steel. I'm back up to 15 rounds jumping rope and not even breathing hard. Ten rounds on the heavybag,then four on the speedbag right after. I train four nights a week. For those of you who don't know what a round is in boxing,it's three minutes,with a minute rest in between rounds. The point is guys - no you can't take me,not even remotely close,so don't make yourselves sound foolish.
Now on to address the issue of me being a madman and a guy who causes drama..... . Not at all. I get along with everyone until they cross me. I don't like cheapskates. I don't like shysters. I don't like a wiseass. I hate a liar. I do not like two faced people who play both sides against two people . I very rarely got into it with anybody until I got a computer and Facebook in 2016. I wrote about this recently but I'll say it again to remind some people with short memories.
Age of the internet brought out an entire different caliber of people. ebay hustlers,Facebook dummy sites and the bottom feeders that take advantage of the folks on them. Bird brokers who some don't even own a bird but will buy up stuff here and there for little or nothing,then sell it for over 100% profit. Then your just plain ignorant trash people that are all over the dummy sites and the Good Egg / Bad Egg sites. I have dealt with the bottom of the barrel there. These people are beyond nothing. Shit on a sneaker. Trouble making trolls looking to pick fights on there because they have nothing better to do. Yes I've got into it with the shitbags too. I've got quite a few stories there.
I've made probably a dozen enemies since 2016. I've written about some of them here and on my Facebook page in the past. One thing that I can not understand for the life of me is how some people are supposedly so scared of me. If they actually READ and COMPREHEND my posts about these assholes then they ought to understand why I talk about them the way that I do. If you can't understand what I'm writing,then you should go back to grammar school and enroll in a special ed class. What I do is tell who they are,and tell all about the shit that they pulled on me and other people. What the hell is so hard to understand about that ? !! Are the offended people little super sensitive soft little snowflake wimps ? ! Are they little churchies who've never heard a swear word ? !! Holy shit people,grow some balls and toughen up !!
Plenty of folks like what I do. They say they like my candidness. Those are regular folks,not wimps. I've saved people a lot of money and grief by steering them away from the crooks. Some already got stung by them and said they wish they found out about me first. Some I warned and they didn't listen. Most came back and told me about the screwing they got. I've said,"I told ya so" a lot !
So people - if this bullshit is all true,don't listen to those goddamn liars. I have a great reputation and there are a few that are lying to anyone who'll listen to try to ruin it. I've been at this a lot longer than these guys. I've shipped birds all over the country for in the ballpark of twenty years. I still get business from people from the old Game Bird Gazette days and through recommendations from customers. I sell out every year whether I raise 100 or 1000. I sell for the lowest prices in the country,unlike these overnight experts who are almost twice my cost. They're just greedy crooks.
People sure as hell don't have to worry or be afraid to buy from me. If you're not a pushy prick with a lousy personality,a cheapskate,or an idiot,then we'll never have any trouble.😀
May 4th and I've got some eggs in the incubator. around 80 Gambel's,70 Valleys,20 Blue Scaleds,and only 15 Mountains.
My Mountain Quail took a while to get going this year. I got my first egg around the middle of last month and they're still just getting rolling,one hen here,then another hen there. I'll be setting another batch in a few days and will candle the ones from the week before.They usually lay until the third week of June here in Maine so I can still salvage a half decent season as long as they keep going. Anything is better than 2018. I've never had a year where my Mountain Quail didn't lay until that one.
We'll see how the Mearns do this year. Last season they laid pretty good but the fertility was spotty for the first time ever. In all of my past seasons with Mearns,most hens laid around 50 eggs each,and all fertile right up to the very last egg in late August / early September. I knew something was strange when the birds weren't calling in April and early May. In all past years the pairs called back and forth on and off all day starting in April. I'm a bit concerned because this season they aren't calling either. Most hens start laying by the middle of the month so we'll see what happens.Their sand boxes are all sifted,and they've had their beak trims,and pedicures for the season.
Even someone who's had quail for a lot of years like myself,learns something new now and then. Last year I learned that I can't always rely on even the old faithfuls. Years of laying just like a bobwhite,then BAM - little to nothing the next season. When I was active on Facebook and having people comment on my posts,the Three Golden Boys used to come on now and then under their fake profiles last year and make comments laughing about my Mountains not laying and not putting out a lot of Mearns. Well I've been at it for 20 years or so,and now that I think of it,I don't consider that bad at all. Hell,most Mountain breeders didn't set the world on fire last season,and there weren't a whole hell of a lot of Mearns around either,but I did raise the most Bensons in the country. These guys have been at it for four and five years now and think it's a guarantee every year. It's going to be funny when they do their usual year round taking of thousands of dollars in deposits from people and then have a season where their eggs aren't fertile or their birds don't lay at all. Do you think they'd give the customers their refunds ?😀
I guess it's been a month or so now since I turned my Facebook page over to an administrator. It's been nice and peaceful since. I'm seeing a lot of views on my last four videos on YouTube, Maine-ly Quail-Exotic Quail. Like and subscribe ! 😀 I'll have some more on here,there,and my website in the near future. I'm told that The Three Golden Boys,Earl,Young,and the Egg Nazi,Ms.Peterson watch my sites as close as ever. They all really need to get a life but I guess it's too late for that now.
I came to my senses a few weeks ago and decided to wash my hands of a guy who I've been trying to make up my mind about for around three years now. Lives down south. Always seemed like a pretty good guy but was and is buddies with one of The Three Golden Boys. I often asked him what the hell was up with that. He'd always complain about him,and knows of his bad reputation but keeps on helping him with everything ! He'd always have a lame excuse that he feels sorry for the guy because he has no friends. Well that's why ! You can't be a shyster and a wiseass and expect to make many friends. This guy spoon feeds him with tips and advice on everything there is,and even helped write the instruction sheets that he puts in the box with his egg orders. Then like he did with me,argues with every bit of advice he gives him. He more than just tolerates him. They're good friends.
People have been telling me for a few years that he plays both sides. Well I finally had enough of trying to figure that one out. If a guy is good friends with one of my worst enemies,then I don't want anything to do with him,and it hit me all at once that he's helping a known shyster stay around in this business,jerking around and screwing people for the past couple years. The guy bails him out with birds and eggs that he runs his face for but can't come up with,and all the tips and advice for the guy's customers that he doesn't have an answer for himself. I believe that he sent him some Mountain Quail eggs early this season and a female Benson Quail that he bought from me last fall. If that's the case then all Three Golden Boys got Bensons from me in a sneaky roundabout way last year. I'd never sell directly to them if they paid me three times the cost. The other two had guys that they know pay me for them and send to their own addresses. This guy told me that Whaah Whaah sent pictures of my boxes to his buddy.They all had a good laugh. I feel worse for the birds knowing that they went to those shitholes.
All of the finishing touches are done on my 12 new pens. I built a new 4' by 8' brooder table along with four new brooders. I'm wrapping up building nest boxes and sand boxes this week and then all of the building should be over and it'll be on to my lobster gear. I just got two White Peking ducklings for pets and mascots for the farm. Cute little buggers.😀
I'll keep everybody updated. Oh yeah,before I forget,I'm still getting requests for hatching eggs. I haven't sold eggs since 2017,except for my pheasants. No quail egg sales.
Until next time....
Well it's been about a couple weeks without Facebook and I don't miss it at all. People can still see my page,Mainely-Quail there and that has all the contact info for people to go to my website or check out some new and old videos on YouTube. I have no way of telling how many are watching my website but I do see how many views my YouTube videos get. It's surprising that us breeders of rare exotic quail just get a tiny fraction of the views that the coturnix breeders get. They get thousands and thousands and some of us only get a small handful. I guess there are way more meat and egg breeders than there are folks interested in keeping the rarer breeds. I've looked at some of theirs. Some are very professional.some not too bad,but some are terrible beyond belief. Some,actually a lot of them, make the people on the Facebook "dummy sites" look like experts,and what's worse is that in the comments,people are jumping up and down congratulating and praising them for their knowledge of raising quail !!!! You oughtta see some of the shit people think is just great !!!
I'm seeing so many quail way overcrowded in little tiny wire quail jails with barely enough room to change their minds. They're crawling over each other because there's not enough floor space to walk.This isn't just coturnix either. I've seen all of the breeds that I raise there too ! Complete squalor and people praise them up and down for it. These so called breeders are narrating,giving out advice that's completely wrong with people lappin it right up,thanking them for their vast knowledge and help !
The comments are beyond belief. I just saw one guy ask one of the idiots about how he's got two quail eggs and how he should hatch them. I saw a video titled,"Tennessee Red Bobwhite Quail". It was a cage full of coturnix ! At least a couple people pointed that one out. I see this kid who put a whole bunch of videos on there back in 2010 - 2011 of all the different types,crawling in shit,all ratty and rough,and most of the people were practically begging him to buy eggs and birds ! Some were even crossbred Valleys to Gambel's ! One guy specifically wanted those !! There's a lot more with the overnight experts handing out advice.A lot of it's wrong. People comment on how these peoples' birds look so healthy when they're the rattiest things you'd ever seen.
I had the commenting disabled for my videos just for the reason that I know for sure I'd get some of my old Facebook "buddies" coming on with their wiseass,keyboard tough guy comments. I could let people comment there I guess because it's not as easy to get the boot from YouTube as it is with the Facebook snowflakes,but I just don't want to get into it with those assholes anymore. It's been nice to be away from being stalked under fake profiles from The Three Golden Boys. A few of my friends fill me in on the shit they're still pulling. I just laugh at it now.
This is really weeding out a lot of duds for me. I don't get those bullshit messages from people wanting this and wanting that but know that they never intend to actually buy anything. People call and e mail me now and most are serious,but I do still get a lot of people wanting Bobwhites and coturnix. Those are the people who must get me mixed up with that other Mainely Quail without the hyphen in the name. I've mentioned on numerous occasions about that.
Another thing is that I still do get quite a few people asking me for hatching eggs ! I've written in my posts on there since 2017 I no longer sell quail eggs ! People that are asking me this are people who,for two years, "liked" my posts about it. What do they do ? Do they comprehend what they read at all or do they forget ? Do they just give the posts a like without actually reading them ? I had one regular ask me for two dozen Benson eggs in May ! I've mentioned that they don't start laying in Maine until late June / early July and I hatch every one !
Facebook isn't as private as it's supposed to be either. I've had the commenting turned off there too but once in a while I see a new one pop up. I just got a laugh emoji from the well known nutjob,Kari Peterson on the brief post that I was leaving Facebook. What the hell is she doing following my old page ? She has some serious issues and people sure know it. I'm definitely not the only one. I can still see my old quail page on there but can't post or comment unless I log back in. My personal page is gone.
Yes there are a lot of goddamn fools on YouTube but it still beats the hell outta Facebook !😀 If you want to look at it,click on the link on my old page,or type in Maine-ly Quail - Exotic Quail to avoid most of the coturnix stuff. Don't forget my website. It's www.mainely-quail.com . A lot of categories,new and old videos, and pictures,and posts about birds and nuts. All of my contact info is there. Serious folks only and remember once again - NO HATCHING EGGS !!! NO BOBWHITES OR COTURNIX !!! Thanks.
Taking egg orders for eggs from 'Big Ears' the Blackneck Pheasant and his 2 hens.Should be rolling by mid-April. $50 for 9 Postpaid.These and maybe my Goldens are the only eggs that I sell because I don't want to build a lot more of pens to raise any. 😃
I'm Scott O'Brien, proprietor of Mainely Quail. I've been raising quail for 20+ years and have lots of stories. I tell it like it is, and don't hold back.