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what is the absolute largest quail?

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I want to get some BIG quail... what is the LARGEST quail that I can get? I have coturnix and want chuckar but those are not quail... anyway I am rambling!!! sorry!!! any help would be appreciated!

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Butler Bobwhites are supposedly pretty big? smile

or jumbo coturnix (if you can find someone that breeds them as big as they were meant to be *an lb*). I think my 12 oz hen is huge, so I can only imagine what a lber looks like! LOL!

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so how do you breed for jumbos? just breed the larger birds only?

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so how do you breed for jumbos? just breed the larger birds only?


That's probably how they were started out is by breeding the largest of the pharoahs to the largest of the pharoahs until they made a distinct larger sized coturnix. Jumbos lay exceptionably bigger eggs than the pharoah coturnix, and have a big more breast meat smile.

Most breeders don't selectively breed their coturnix, or their jumbos, so that causes various sizes of jumbos, from small jumbos that barely look any different from a normal pharoah coturnix to the ones that are completley bigger than the pharoahs even at hatching. I think if you want to find a breeder that only breeds for pretty good sized jumbos try to find someone who selectively breeds for larger birds. I plan to but right now I have a mixture of both normal sized coturnix and jumbos....my goals is to breed every color to jumbo size. fl I like those huge eggs that are almost banty sized too much not to LOL

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just breed the larger birds only?


NOOOOOOO smile I learned from the head poultry prof. down at Texas A&M that in order to get larger birds you dont always use the biggest. You  want to look for things like length and width of breast.....and overall body. You want a good plump bird but doesn't always mean the biggest of the group.
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Mandarin ducks, Silver Wood ducks, Jumbo Bobwhite Quail
Impeyan and Cinnamon/Peach Splash Golden pheasant and BUFF SEBASTOPOL GEESE
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