"Bantam" Coturnix Quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Chris102, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. Chris102

    Chris102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have these? James Marie Farms offers "bantam" Coturnix Quail. Is anyone familiar with this variety? Ive contacted James but have never heard back. I'm wanting to order some just out of pure curiosity. An internet search didn't turn up any info on them. I'm wanting to know if the "bantam" variety is an actual mutation that causes the small size, or if they have been selectively bred down in size. Curious about average weight for the variety as well.
     
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  2. hooliganbros

    hooliganbros Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to this. But....would that not be a "button" quail? Is a button quail coturnix?
     
  3. hooliganbros

    hooliganbros Out Of The Brooder

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    Or wait ....Are they talking about a bantam Jumbo Brown Coturnix?
     
  4. Chris102

    Chris102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No they aren't Button Quail...totally different species. They're bantam Coturnix/Japanese Quail.
     
  5. ahuff

    ahuff Out Of The Brooder

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    I just seen these birds they look cool if like to get a few to just to see how they are
     
  6. gjfarm

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    I hatched some eggs from a person who may have gotten their eggs from James Marie Farm. At three weeks, the little 'girl' is about 1/3 - 1/4 the size of the other quail. She is the normal wild color. At first I thought something was wrong with the tiny bird, but looks perfectly normal, eats, drinks, feathering just fine. Holding her own with the others.
     

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