BRENDA "HAIR" STINEBAUGH - THE MAD MOUNTAIN QUAIL LADY
I've been back and forth whether to write a story about this bitch and just decided what the hell,I'll go for it. She's a quail breeder,more like a "quail keeper" from WallaWalla,Washington. She used to be a friend of mine but she was always kind of a moody,uptight person and has a little problem with the truth sometimes. That kind of bothered me and was always in the back of my head. A for instance would be when she met new people in the hobby or business one of the first things she told them was that she had Ocellated Quail. No one has those in this country and I don't think anyone ever has or will. What a way to make a first impression huh ? She got to be known as a shit stirrer after a while by some folks.
I got to know her maybe four years ago. I think she called or messaged me about Mountain Quail. We got to shooting the shit and our one common bond was our mutual hatred of The Three Golden Boys at the time,now four adding Matt Pitchford to the pack last year. She had a huge flock of Mountain Quail and a lot of questions about everything. Some she listened to my answers to, and some she didn't. I really shared a lot of knowledge with her over those years on everything from egg to chick,to adult. I gave every tip that I could on brooding,brooders,pen building,you name it... . She always seemed appreciative but didn't always follow instructions and failed quite often. A friend of mine who's a well known good old time breeder of around fifty years or so,sold her birds a bunch of times. It seemed nearly everything that he sold her died. This is a guy who sends perfect birds. I've traded back and forth with him for years and never had any problems. He sent her replacement birds a few times. She kept losing Mearns and Bensons,and what she didn't kill seemed to stay sick forever. Light in weight,humped up,ruffled feathers,lethargic... . I've sent her birds and they either died or didn't act right after she got them.
I've tried to spoon feed her,helping her build things like brooders and nest boxes and they never really came out too good. She spends big bucks on materials and has carpenters build her Mountain Quail enclosed buildings and also spends a lot of money on veterinarians for treating sick birds and doing necropsies each time one dies. She's a full time nurse with a good salary and the rest of her free time goes into her maybe hundred bird flock of Mountains. She claims to have never made a profit at this and I can see why. She sells eggs on ebay but her expenses far outweigh her income. She doesn't raise a whole lot so she doesn't send out a whole lot of birds.
We used to talk about the assholes in the business and their gyp prices. Not long before I had enough of her I saw her prices. As high as theirs !! Hypocrite. She seemed to change around a year ago when she talked to a woman also in Washington by the name of Brit Lund. Lund told her that I'm a mean guy with anger issues and was afraid of me. She told Brenda not to have anything to do with me because it makes her look bad where I'm known as the guy to stay away from. She was never the same since. She was friends with a guy that I hate with a passion,that Dan Turpin motherfucker from Indiana. He's got that page on Facebook called something like Critters Crossing 219.
One day I got into it on Facebook with the prick, It went on for a while and the halfwit was really getting wise,making things up,telling lies,calling names.... . She was right there watching the whole thing and never stood up for me once ! I noticed her all over his posts like she used to be on mine until that Lund bitch scared her off. One time she put a post on her page and this one must be way over my head and below my feet because I still don't know what in the hell they were talking about. It was when the mass hysteria of this coronavirus started in and people all over were hoarding toilet paper. Her post was about wiping her ass on $300 rabbits ! Like I said,I don't get it but the others sure loved it. Turpin and a few other assholes chimed right in with their suggestions of how to do it. Turpin said he could wipe his ass on the rabbit's back,then underneath on its belly. They were all loving that one and I guess he won the award of being the most efficient at it. I was disgusted. I commented to him,"Hey asshole !" She deleted it. I had it with her and washed my hands of her for good. I unfriended her on Facebook and she blocked me.
So now I'm hearing and seeing things about her from other people. She's got many personalities. She can be really charming,then be a snotty wiseass bitch. You never know what you're going to get with her. These screenshots show what I mean. Look at her attitude with a friend of mine (who blocked her ID because she knew I'd probably write a post😂). Kinda snotty and prickish don't you think ? She's the one with the picture of the pair of Mearns Quail. My friend is the one with the questions and comments in the blue boxes.
Another thing that makes me wonder is that she said there that her original Mearns stock came from Portland,Oregon,and Mesa,Arizona. Hmmm.... Could be but I don't know of any breeders from there and I know mostly everyone who has them. The last I knew she had one remaining surviving pair from me,and another bird in a separate pen and all they did was pace back and forth all day long. Says her fertility is excellent !😂 How come she doesn't hatch them and sell the adults for huge Ohio Joe prices then ? ! It's hard to believe anything that someone says when they're a fibber. Hard to know whether she's telling the truth or not. I think she's an Ohio Joe wannabe. Anyway,another prick added to my growing shit list ! She oughta just hang this shit up and get a new hobby.
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.