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Best Quail for Eggs?

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Hey Guys-

I am wondering what your opinions are on the best breed of Quail for eggs?  I have kept both Buttons and Coturnix, but not for several years (although we never ate the Button eggs).

What are the best Quail just for producing eggs for eating?

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Originally Posted by CityChicker 

Hey Guys-

I am wondering what your opinions are on the best breed of Quail for eggs?  I have kept both Buttons and Coturnix, but not for several years (although we never ate the Button eggs).

What are the best Quail just for producing eggs for eating?


I have read alot about quail on here. I have heard the best quail for getting eatting eggs is the Coturnix. And the good thing is they come it different colors. And at least two of the color forms are easier to sex. That way you could keep mostly females.. I dont own any. Waiting to get some.

But I own buttons. And I know of some one eatting them boiled in salads. But I dont get enough of those to eat..

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thank you!  I think I might go with Coturnix unless someone chimes in with a better suggestion.  We used to have some when I was younger and sometimes ate the eggs.  I remember having Bobwhites too when I was really little, but I don't think we ever ate those eggs.

Having spent part of last year in Thailand, I can't wait to get some quail eggs again for salads.  Even Pizza Hut there puts hard boiled quail eggs on the salads, LOL.  Since I have been back to the US, I have missed them.

post #4 of 5

Monarc23 has a really good topic on the coturnix quail.
Here's the link..

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=102281

Very good reading..

post #5 of 5

Coturnix are by far the best. They mature much faster than the other quail and lay like crazy. I only raise bobwhite now because the Coturnix eat so much food. Wasnt worth it for me to keep rasing them as they are only good for fast growth then eating and egg production.... and pets of course. They can not be released into the wild.

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