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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

My quail are now 5 weeks old they are supposed to be jumbos does anyone have any idea about what they should weigh?
Thanks
Chris

post #2 of 19

My jumbo browns from Buttercup, weighed about 10 oz at 5 weeks. At 6 weeks I had some pushing 12. Bill

 

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post #3 of 19

By how you feed them and cage size, by 7 weeks you should have a range between 12-14 ounces if not more.

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 #4 of 19

Lady, I got one of the quail from your bloodlines and he is a MOOSE! I think he is 9 weeks or so? I need to pop him on the scale. We named him Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Got him from Chandra big_smile

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post #5 of 19

HAHAHA sounds about right!

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 #6 of 19
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My quail are in a 4x8 cage for 30 now down to only 20 in that cage and the big hens are 10.6 oz and the biggest roo is 8.4 oz but i have the smallest hen only weighing 7.2 oz and the smallest roo only weighing 6.3 oz does this sound normal for 30 quail at 5 weeks or is this not so good a bloodline that i have? and one more ques im in south Texas and its already been in the mid 90s for a couple of weeks here does the warmer weather hurt the size of birds grown this time of year?
Thanks for all the replies.
Chris

post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by TexasChris 

My quail are in a 4x8 cage for 30 now down to only 20 in that cage and the big hens are 10.6 oz and the biggest roo is 8.4 oz but i have the smallest hen only weighing 7.2 oz and the smallest roo only weighing 6.3 oz does this sound normal for 30 quail at 5 weeks or is this not so good a bloodline that i have? and one more ques im in south Texas and its already been in the mid 90s for a couple of weeks here does the warmer weather hurt the size of birds grown this time of year?
Thanks for all the replies.
Chris


That sounds pretty good in the Jumbo to me. Just keep the largest 3 males and you are set. Just keep track of weight up to 7 weeks and then they pretty much are done growing.

Breeder of Jumbo Coturnix and standard in many varieties, Chinese Blue Breasted (button quail) Quail, other game birds, poultry, waterfowl. Author of Coturnix Revolution.
Breeder of Jumbo Coturnix and standard in many varieties, Chinese Blue Breasted (button quail) Quail, other game birds, poultry, waterfowl. Author of Coturnix Revolution.
post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 

I have 13 females and 17 males so i kept the seven biggest males in the cage. I only need 3 males?
Thanks for all the advice it will be used.
Chris

post #9 of 19

I keep 2 males per 8-9 hens or one male per 4-5 hens but you can do what you desire smile this is just how I do it.

Breeder of Jumbo Coturnix and standard in many varieties, Chinese Blue Breasted (button quail) Quail, other game birds, poultry, waterfowl. Author of Coturnix Revolution.
Breeder of Jumbo Coturnix and standard in many varieties, Chinese Blue Breasted (button quail) Quail, other game birds, poultry, waterfowl. Author of Coturnix Revolution.
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by quailladyoffortmyers 

By how you feed them and cage size, by 7 weeks you should have a range between 12-14 ounces if not more.


Sorry Alex...this is totally untrue! 14 ounce coturnix are few and far between. I can gin-up their weight by light denial, feed them stuff that's bad for them, and generally create a big fat unhealthy bird, for the sake of creating a big fat bird. Under normal production methods, even the most highly developed "JUMBO" strains of coturnix will never reach 14 oz. at 7 weeks of age. Anyone that tells you they do, doesn't own a $5 set of scales, and a 2 cent paper lunch bag to weigh them in.

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