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What are the sizes of quail, smallest to largest, I have my first batch of button in the incubator and I know they are the smallest, But all the others I have no idea. idunno

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Yeppers buttons are the worlds smallest quail so that's your starting point
Pharoah coturnix are around 4-6 ounces
Jumbo coturnix are said to get up to 1lb in weight

as for other species i dunno smile

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Button
Coturnix
Bob white
Georgia Giant
Mountain

??

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Thank you so much, that will really help when I do research on them,

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Originally Posted by sporttees 

Button
Coturnix
Bob white
Georgia Giant
Mountain

??


I believe the jumbo coturnix are bigger than a regular bobwhite, but I'm not sure. As for the others, I think they are about the same as the jumbos.

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Originally Posted by monarc23 

Yeppers buttons are the worlds smallest quail so that's your starting point
Pharoah coturnix are around 4-6 ounces
Jumbo coturnix are said to get up to 1lb in weight

as for other species i dunno smile


I found out something new Niki. Some folks call the jumbos pharaoh as well. So this makes it quite a bit confusing! gig I'm just starting to call them normal browns, that way I know what's what tongue

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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by shelleyd2008 
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Originally Posted by monarc23 

Yeppers buttons are the worlds smallest quail so that's your starting point
Pharoah coturnix are around 4-6 ounces
Jumbo coturnix are said to get up to 1lb in weight

as for other species i dunno smile


I found out something new Niki. Some folks call the jumbos pharaoh as well. So this makes it quite a bit confusing! gig I'm just starting to call them normal browns, that way I know what's what tongue


those goofballs dont know what they are talking about lol! the whole reason pharoahs are called pharoahs is because they are the wild type (or closest to it) jumbos aren't anywhere near that in look etc. smile A customer that's going to be buying from me a lot here, asked me what kind of quail I was raising (before he came) and I said "coturnix" and he was asking me all these questions about them and I explained that I had pharoahs I was willing to sell. And he goes "oh i know of those!" and im like "those are the same thing as coturnix, just wild sized." I told him that all my quail were coturnix. Then he comes here and sees my golden jumbos and he asks me what species of quail they are th *shakes head* LOL!

To me calling jumbo coturnix pharoahs, is like calling white meat turkeys eastern wild turkeys...

meaning that pharoahs are the equivalent to eastern wild turkeys
and jumbos are equivalent to the meat birds smile LOL

edited because i was making no sense. probably still am not LOL


Edited by monarc23 - 3/30/09 at 3:49pm
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Originally Posted by monarc23 
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Originally Posted by shelleyd2008 
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Originally Posted by monarc23 

Yeppers buttons are the worlds smallest quail so that's your starting point
Pharoah coturnix are around 4-6 ounces
Jumbo coturnix are said to get up to 1lb in weight

as for other species i dunno smile


I found out something new Niki. Some folks call the jumbos pharaoh as well. So this makes it quite a bit confusing! gig I'm just starting to call them normal browns, that way I know what's what tongue


those goofballs dont know what they are talking about lol! the whole reason pharoahs are called pharoahs is because they are the wild type (or closest to it) jumbos aren't anywhere near that in look etc. smile A customer that's going to be buying from me a lot here, asked me what kind of quail I was raising (before he came) and I said "coturnix" and he was asking me all these questions about them and I explained that I had pharoahs I was willing to sell. And he goes "oh i know of those!" and im like "those are the same thing as coturnix, just wild sized." I told him that all my quail were coturnix. Then he comes here and sees my golden jumbos and he asks me what species of quail they are th *shakes head* LOL!

To me calling jumbo coturnix pharoahs, is like calling white meat turkeys eastern wild turkeys...

meaning that pharoahs are the equivalent to eastern wild turkeys
and jumbos are equivalent to the meat birds smile LOL

edited because i was making no sense. probably still am not LOL


Made sense to me lol.

post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by lesliet 

What are the sizes of quail, smallest to largest, I have my first batch of button in the incubator and I know they are the smallest, But all the others I have no idea. idunno


Going to break it into the two familes of quail and ignore the man-made jumbo-giant stuff.

The Button (aka Chinese Painted, King, Asian Blue, etc) is the smallest of the Old World Phasianidae family of which includes the genera of typical quail Coturnix, Bush-Quail Perdicula, Snow Mountain Anurophasis, and the possibly extinct Himalayan Quail Ophrysia superciliosa.  The largest of this group is the Snow Mountain Quail from New Guinea.  Technically, they are all just small partridges!!

The New World Quail of Odontophoridae have many members, the most familiar of which is the Bobwhite.  The largest species are the Wood-Quails of South America and the smallest, believe it or not, could be Valley.

To see the species list, visit http://www.gbwf.org/quail/index.html & http://ibc.lynxeds.com/family/new-world-quails-odontophoridae

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thanks everyone, it will still take awhile for it all to register in this brain, but now I have an idea what to look for.

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