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Here are my A&M Coturnix quail at six weeks old. I was surprised how plump they are and how fast they grew.





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post #2 of 34

Very nice!  Will these brood on their own for you?

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post #3 of 34

OK, I'll bite. 

How big and at what weight.  At 6 weeks, they should be 10-14 Oz. Live Weight, 7.5-10.5 Dressed.  Will have to be dressed to see the white meat.
These weights are for the Jumbo Browns that the Texas A&M was further developed from - what I've read anyway.   

If its 4-6 even 8 oz you have English Whites.  I had 2 of them from my Jumbo Brown's, they had delicious brown meat. 

Picture on a digital scale would do wonders.

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I still breed Sicilian Buttercups, and Coturnix quail - As Big As You Can Get Them.  No, I stilll don't sell eggs or birds.
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post #4 of 34
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Chicks4kids, I do not know the answer to that question about them brooding on their own. I incubate all my eggs.
ButterCup, my nephew is going to bring his scale and I will post pictures when I get them. The eggs came from a very large quail farm in Bandera, Texas and they claimed to be A&M quail.

This is the brown Coturnix, picture is not very good.

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Edited by Jstall - 9/24/10 at 7:13pm
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Just wanting to know what their weights were.  Real hard to tell their size otherwise.  Read the other thread on the Texas A&M to start to understand the reason for the scale and the doubt.     

If the weights are high, hope that quail farm has a website and a whole lot of eggs or birds cause everyone is going to want some but me. 
(There is only one White I want and that's not it, if it was I would be taking an unexpected trip in the morning).

I believe the color spot is that of the preferred English White.  A very small spot on the head or all white as bred overseas. 
Which would make it a very well bred English White if under 10 OZ. 
A very well bred Texas A&M if 10 OZ. or more AND it is white meat. 
If it has the weight but not the meat it would be a Jumbo English White. 
If it has the meat but not the weight, it would still need to be worked with and so would bring in many orders.     

I do think your birds are very pretty though.  No matter what they are called.   

Chicks4kids:  Most j. Coturnix don't brood.  Though this year there seems to be a plethora of broody j Coturnix.  I think this year is an exception.   
Probably due to the high level of storms this year.  Who knows.  I don't remember anyone that had an Enlish White go broody yet, though.  Maybe someone else does.

edited to add:  Ohhh, you have a bunch of Female browns there.  I have a 4 week old hatch outside and most are Males this time around, last time it was mostly Females.  Hope the onces in the bator are more evenly distributed.


Edited by Buttercup Chillin - 9/24/10 at 7:43pm
I still breed Sicilian Buttercups, and Coturnix quail - As Big As You Can Get Them.  No, I stilll don't sell eggs or birds.
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I still breed Sicilian Buttercups, and Coturnix quail - As Big As You Can Get Them.  No, I stilll don't sell eggs or birds.
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post #6 of 34
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Originally Posted by Buttercup Chillin 

OK, I'll bite. 

How big and at what weight.  At 6 weeks, they should be 10-14 Oz. Live Weight, 7.5-10.5 Dressed.  Will have to be dressed to see the white meat.
These weights are for the Jumbo Browns that the Texas A&M was further developed from - what I've read anyway.   

If its 4-6 even 8 oz you have English Whites.  I had 2 of them from my Jumbo Brown's, they had delicious brown meat. 

Picture on a digital scale would do wonders.


THERE ARE NO WHITE MEAT COTURNIX FROM ANY STRAIN, NEVER HAS BEEN.

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I'm Not Yelling!... Thanx Anyway, But Its The Best Way For Me To Read The Print On The Screen.....LF Cochins, SERAMA, RINGNECK AND RUFFED PHEASANTS, MEL. MUTANT RINGNECKS, BLUE SLATE TURKEYS, MALLARDS, WOOD DUCKS, ROUENS, BUTLER BOB WHITES, COTURNIX. PM ME FOR EGG AVAILABILITIES!
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post #7 of 34

Beautiful birds Jstall!!!!

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post #8 of 34

A&M TRIVIA

THE ORIGINAL A&M DR THORNBERRY DEVELOPED AND SUPPLIED TO DIAMOND H RANCH WERE BROWN IN COLOR AND MARKETED UNDER THE NAME "TEXAS GOURMET QUAIL" FOR MEAT INDUSTRY. THE WHITE BIRDS WE KNOW AS A&M WERE A LATER DEVELOPMENT PREFORMED AT DIAMOND H RANCH BY EXTENSION SPECIALIST DR. LEE CARTWRIGHT BY CROSSING THE LARGER BROWN BIRDS BACK TO ENGLISH WHITES FOR ASTHETIC REASONS....

"I believe the brown bird is still a superior bird," Thornberry said, "but most people prefer the white bird because they feel it has cleaner picking characteristics and an absence of dark melanin pigmentation in its feather follicles, the inner abdominal lining and its hock joints."

THE STRAIN HAS NEVER BEEN, WILL NEVER BE A WHITE MEAT BIRD.... THE COTURNIX SPECES ISNT CAPABLE OF THIS. IT WAS DEVELOPED FOR LARGER, UNIFORMED CARCASS SIZE IN SHORT GROW OUT PERIODS FOR MEAT PRODUCTION AS THE QUAIL VERSION OF A PRODUCTION BIRD.

"A "dressed" Texas Gourmet Quail weighs between 6.5 and 7.5 ounces"

"The Coturnix will eat more in six weeks than a bobwhite in 18 weeks," Herrington said. "He has to, he puts on more weight. The meat bird is a fast grower. You can almost watch it grow from day to day."

HOPE THIS HELPS FOLKS OUT smile

I'm Not Yelling!... Thanx Anyway, But Its The Best Way For Me To Read The Print On The Screen.....LF Cochins, SERAMA, RINGNECK AND RUFFED PHEASANTS, MEL. MUTANT RINGNECKS, BLUE SLATE TURKEYS, MALLARDS, WOOD DUCKS, ROUENS, BUTLER BOB WHITES, COTURNIX. PM ME FOR EGG AVAILABILITIES!
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I'm Not Yelling!... Thanx Anyway, But Its The Best Way For Me To Read The Print On The Screen.....LF Cochins, SERAMA, RINGNECK AND RUFFED PHEASANTS, MEL. MUTANT RINGNECKS, BLUE SLATE TURKEYS, MALLARDS, WOOD DUCKS, ROUENS, BUTLER BOB WHITES, COTURNIX. PM ME FOR EGG AVAILABILITIES!
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post #9 of 34

That's what I have in my books as well smile

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Breeder of Jumbo Coturnix and standard in many varieties, Chinese Blue Breasted (button quail) Quail, other game birds, poultry, waterfowl. Author of Coturnix Revolution.

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post #10 of 34
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Originally Posted by Jstall 

Chicks4kids, I do not know the answer to that question about them brooding on their own. I incubate all my eggs.
ButterCup, my nephew is going to bring his scale and I will post pictures when I get them. The eggs came from a very large quail farm in Bandera, Texas and they claimed to be A&M quail.

This is the brown Coturnix, picture is not very good.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/64790_img_3477.jpg


Those are lovely! I'm short on brown females, the few browns I have are mostly males. I envy you!

Coturnix Quail of Many Colors. Peacocks, Pied and Blue.

Buckeyes, Old English Game Bantams, Belgian D'Anvers, Ameracaunas, and a mixed laying flock of Easter Eggers and Marans, with a few oddballs thrown in for good measure.

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Coturnix Quail of Many Colors. Peacocks, Pied and Blue.

Buckeyes, Old English Game Bantams, Belgian D'Anvers, Ameracaunas, and a mixed laying flock of Easter Eggers and Marans, with a few oddballs thrown in for good measure.

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