Best quail for eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by LV426, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. LV426

    LV426 Chillin

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    So I've been looking into getting some quail but since I wouldn't ever eat them I wanted Quail for eggs. My dad's boyfriend loves quail eggs and it would be nice to bring him some. So I was wondering which quail would be the best to get for egg laying purposes. Also do they lay all year long or just seasonally or can you trick them the way you can ducks and chickens?
     
  2. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cortunix I believe are the best layers mine can get anywhere from 1 to 12 a day for 14 birds right now i am down to 9 because of my sweet lovely kitty who thought they tasted good. She has stopped after many of swats and told no.
     
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    cortunix or jumbo cortunix or XLd's are the best for eggs and eating. they lay around 300 eggs a year
     
  4. LV426

    LV426 Chillin

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    XLD's?
     
  5. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Jumbo Browns are awesome egg layers! They lay 1-2 eggs a day per bird.
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  6. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    Yup Coturnix
     
  7. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another vote for Coturnix.

    -Kim
     
  8. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Yup... Coturnix. My little girl started laying at 5.5 weeks, and has only missed one or two days since. [​IMG] They're nice big eggs, too.
     
  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:xld or Xld1's are Coturnix that are bigger and heavier than the regular coturnix's, almost a pound in weight., i got some XlSxjumbo in the bator right now hatching saturday.
     

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