best quail for meat

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by quailguy, May 31, 2011.

  1. quailguy

    quailguy Out Of The Brooder

    May 31, 2011
    im stuck between northern bobwhite quail and coturnix quail,not the jumbos just normal ones which would be better for eating or egg laying and which one is cheaper to care for compared to how much they will give in return i.e meat and eggs
  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Well, Coturnix are a lot easier to keep, not nearly the issues with agression or wild/flighty behavior. Also quick and easy to breed, mature much faster. The down side is that some people don't like the flavor of the meat, and I think almost everyone seems to think that bobwhites taste better overall. So, it's still kind of a split decision.

    Maybe you could try some of each initially, and see which you prefer?
  3. quailguy

    quailguy Out Of The Brooder

    May 31, 2011
    anyone else have any thoughts on this
  4. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    [​IMG] And have raised both. Bobs take longer to the plate and are white meat birds.
    Coturnix grow to the plate in 6 weeks but are darker meat so its what you prefer actually.
    I only raise bobs. To me the tender tasty white meat is unbeatable even though it takes a little longer to get it I also love to here them whistle [​IMG]
  5. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    great question and info I have been wondering myself! Sounds like Bob Whites it is for me [​IMG]
    and welcome quail guy [​IMG]

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