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Quail Matrity Times?

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When do the different types of quail mature(eggs/breeding)?

I like snowflake quail but they don't mature as fast as coturnix. What else is out there?

Thanks!

edit: sorry, messed up the title. Should say Maturity.
Edited by Peep-Chicken - 9/24/15 at 6:25am
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Coturnix and buttons mature at 8 weeks. Every other type of domestically kept quail matures around 30 weeks and only lays eggs during its breeding season.
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Coturnix and buttons mature at 8 weeks. Every other type of domestically kept quail matures around 30 weeks and only lays eggs during its breeding season.
Thanks! When is the breeding season? In spring I assume.
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May to August
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May to August

Okay thanks!
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Coturnix and buttons mature at 8 weeks. Every other type of domestically kept quail matures around 30 weeks and only lays eggs during its breeding season.

Agreed

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So all coturnix(even the colored James Marie) mature at 8 weeks?
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Sometimes you'll get some eggs at six or seven weeks but they don't actually reach maturity until 8 weeks and with some lines of bird it's closer to 12. That's already 3-6 months faster than most chicken breeds or really any other bird, isn't that soon enough?

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Sometimes you'll get some eggs at six or seven weeks but they don't actually reach maturity until 8 weeks and with some lines of bird it's closer to 12. That's already 3-6 months faster than most chicken breeds or really any other bird, isn't that soon enough?

It is. I was just curious.

Thank you.
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