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Quails have a topknot of feathers on their heads, its offical name is ___________? And no, it does not have anything to do with Stans haircut.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), February 27, 2002



-- heather (h.m.metheny@att.net), February 27, 2002.


-- Bob in WI (bjwick@hotmail.com), February 27, 2002.

It is a four letter word used for the name. You proabily have never seen it in print unless you read about quails or the sunday comics.~

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), February 27, 2002.

I'm sure this breaks the "just know, don't look it up" rule but your comment about 4 letters made me look to see if I was right. World Book backs me up on this. It's a crest.

-- Rosalie (Dee) in IN (deatline@globalsite.net), February 27, 2002.

The word crest does apply to some birds, but not quail. The word is so odd that my F&W college dictionary does not list it and I had not heard it before finding it.~

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), February 27, 2002.

My mom-in-law says its a tuft.

-- Cheryl in KS (cherylmccoy@rocketmail.com), February 27, 2002.

Tuft is the word I would have used also, until that little peak of feathers has a more correct name.~

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), February 27, 2002.

I would have said "Thingamabob!"

-- Ardie/WI (ardie54965@hotmail.com), February 27, 2002.

8:30 e.s.t., its called a hmuh. Not in my dictionary, but it is on the web, two points to whoever knows how to pronounce it.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), February 27, 2002.

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