Always a progress with Coturnix.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Stellar, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    6 years ago, I was gifted a little pharaoh male "Stella" by a professor at Oregon State University.

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    Yes, Stella is a standard pharaoh. He is missing a wing to a predator attack. That is how I ended up moving my quail facility indoors. Stella also has a bum leg since he fractured his distil tibia at 13 days old trying to fly. I didn't know how fast Coturnix grow! WOW!

    I work with color, genetics, and size with the coturnix, and after 6 years of selectively breeding stock of each and every color, I have gotten a nice stock to send to people all over the states and share.

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    Pictured is Stella on the right and one of his sons on the left. Using large females and breeding Stella to them, I could use his strong bloodlines and produce a nice meat bird. I crossed the brown with Texas A and Ms to get some larger white meat birds as well.

    One of my newest members to the flock is "Bear" He is from Tennessee

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    Bear will be going with my Texas A and M flock that are pure white. I like the whites a lot.


    Here are a couple birds on the scale, 7 weekers I weighed in ounces.

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    I keep birds that weigh 10 ounces or more at 7 weeks. I cull at 9 weeks old or if they are usable for a color pen I will use them that way.

    More photos to come: It's coffee time.

    Happy Easter!
     
  2. Coopershawk

    Coopershawk Out Of The Brooder

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    wow 400 gram Cot few more grams and you can start calling them chickens
     

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