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Coturnix Quail

Average User Rating:
4.5/5,
  • Breed Colors/Varieties:
    There are many colors including Jumbo Brown, Tuxedo, White, British Range, and Manchurian.
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    These quail are often referred to as Japanese, Pharaoh, or Biblical quail. It is said that the weak birds were captured while flying over the Mediterranean Sea and then domesticated by the Egyptians.
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  • [​IMG]this is a picture of a male notice the chest is all a rusty red color.

    [​IMG]this is a picture of a female notice all the speckles on her breast


    Breed Details:
    The birds as chicks need a 26% or higher non-medicated Game Bird Starter(GBS). They need a drown proof waterer and feed. As adults they weight between 8 and 14 ounces. There are Jumbo varieties and regular which weighs less. They will lay all year round if given 14 hours of light a day. LED Christmas lights work great for this. They mature in 6-10 weeks, and will lay very often unlike the clutches laid by bobwhites. While they are not good for dog training they are much more efficient for meat and egg purposes. They hatch in 16-18 days and need 45% humidity for the first 14-15 days and then 60%+ for lockdown. These are great for a beginner wanting to raise game birds as they are less aggressive. All colors of coturnix are the same. They may look different, but they lay the same and taste the same. They are great for cleaning up the bottom of an aviary and they make great pets.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. ChanLillie
    3/5,
    "Indifferent"
    Pros - Great layers
    Cons - Very aggressive, I've lost a few because of mean males
  2. Coturnix Quail
    5/5,
    "Sweet Little Birds!"
    Pros - Lay lots of eggs in their first year, can be friendly, small and easy to care for, don't need a lot of space, always active, happy, and jumpy, and they're just so cute!
    Cons - Egg production slows for most after the first year, males can be loud and crows can be unpleasant, can be flighty, males can be very aggressive.
    Quail are really good birds to keep. They lay efficiently for the first year, and they're adorable! Although quail do have a few cons, they're easily cared for and don't need as much space as other birds do! Overall, if you are looking for a low-maintenance bird, then I think the Coturnix Quail is right for you!
  3. GertrudeLover01
    5/5,
    "Great for Quail"
    Pros - cute, productive, delicious eggs, great meat, easy to butcher/clean, low maintenance
    Cons - males can get aggressive, nervous, smelly, high mortality in chicks
    When you consider the fact that I only got them for meat and eggs, they are absolutely five star birds. Those looking for chicken-like birds will be sorely disappointed. These are not birds that want to be held or make friends. They're not very bright, but they're a good addition to the farm for meat and eggs when properly cared for. My chicks had a fairly high mortality rate, but that may have been a problem with the supplier.

User Comments

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  1. 1611
    I have brown Coturnix Quail. Is there a difference between the Jumbo and Brown Coturnix Quail? Mine get pretty large but not as big as some of the pictures I’ve seen. Is there a difference even though they look the same? I also have the Italian Coturnix Quail. The guy I bought them from said they were Jumbo’s also. I’m confused, what makes a Jumbo Coturnix Quail anyway? Thanks, Ira
  2. nightowl223
    You should really get more than one Coturnix. They are very social critters, and would need at least a partner, if not several more, to be with.
  3. nightowl223
    I'm not sure what variety blondechicken22 had, but Coturnix quail will start laying eggs at 8 weeks old. Some can definitely be jumpy, especially if you get them as adults and they weren't socialized. If you can raise them from little ones and keep socializing with them the entire time, they will be much tamer.
  4. nightowl223
    I have also found there are occasionally aggressive females, too. I have needed to cull some of them in one or another bloodline. I just make sure no aggressive critter of any variety is allowed to pass along their genetic material, and I always seem to manage to breed out any aggressiveness.
  5. clawstar
    No roosting or going in at night by themselves
    Al least for mine...
  6. TheMerryYeoman
    Hey, Are you selling adult coturnix and do they ship ok? (speaking of choosing breeder stock) :)
  7. Tammy N
    I have had Jumpy Quail that is not any fun the ones i got from Robby at JMF are tame and love bugs and HUGE
  8. CochinBrahmaLover
    Sorry, just saw this D:
    No, not really. They crow pretty early though.
  9. keepmumsane
    Great info just about to put eggs in the incubator thanks!
  10. Ellaluvsbirds
    I agree with you. They are my favourite quail breed of all time!

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