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The PURINA GBS 30% is the gold standard to me. I've tried FRM and Dumors 28% and Purina is superior, their fastest growth is weeks 3-6 imho and...
going on a couple years now... I've still got over a dozen pairs of birds hatched from earlier this year. Still line breeding them- no outcrosses,...
I've become so coturnix cynical that I rarely respond to claims of weight without seeing a video of a bird on a scale...Ive seen some simply post...
I've got several pens set up now with young 2015 birds that all made the marks, generation over generation over generation. Plan on hatching...
I always trim beaks before intros and I watch them carefully.
"Tatanka" raising the Standard...Jumbo Coturnix (Japanese Quail)
BEAK: slightly curved not flat.
EYES: expressive, green.
HEAD: large, wide....
Pure Roux birds carry the dilute gene- (requires 2 dilute alleles in males but only one in females to show), and look exactly like brown coturnix...
white is recessive in brown quail like red is recessive in black cows.
the "splits", brown quail carrying a white allele, do look slightly...
2 of the birds from v12.8 @ 35 days.
14 days v12.8
21 days old v12.8
I try to move the advantaged birds into their own digs and away from the riff raff around 4-5 weeks. once the males start chasing females and each...
80g at 14 days is the first # I came up with for a standard, the updated # I shoot for is 84g=3 oz at 14 days.
I have some birds from my first...
some of my current birds and their eggs now in the bator. Tatankas.
thanks dc. appreciate that.
Fatdaddy is right...
they are actually "splits", they display as "browns" but are half recessive white. crossing 2 splits should get you 25% white birds 25% pure brown...
getting there... largest uniform eggs so far. yes, just coming online, double-yolkers, from pullets but happy with the shape. hens on 18 hr light...