Bobwhite questions

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CARS, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been trying to find something to replace my disappointing venture in A&M quail. Heck, I have all the cages, feeders, waterers.......

    How large do the Jumbo Bobs get?

    Is the meat white (in the breast)??

    Any thoughts on the idea???

    I am thinking of raising for meat but I might also raise some of the native ones (native to MN) for release (with the DNR's approval)
     
  2. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    louisiana
    Larger than reg bobs
    All bobwhite are white meat
     
  3. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I assumed that, but about how high? Are they going to work in my existing cages?? (The birds in the cages are adult A&M's. Or so I was told)

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    All bobwhite are white meat

    The whole bird is white???

    Thanks.​
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2010
  4. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    louisiana
    Ok Im not sure about jumbo bobs I have northern bobs/georgia giant bobs and butler bobs
    Northerns are of reg size birds
    GG 10 or so oz. and bigger
    Butlers jury is still out
    Bobs are white meat in breast imo all around
    Compaired to coturnix which are darker meat the bobs are all white meat considering
    They take about twice as long to mature as coturnix
    Taste imo there is no comparison
    Yes they will or should raise in pens you had your previous birds in
    They are not white in feather color no
    My breeders are in 12x12 breeder cages


    Hope this helps you

    What was your dissapointment in your a&m if you dont mind ?
     
  5. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Is that one roo to 2 or 3 hens?


    Hope this helps you

    Yes, thanks.


    What was your disappointment in your a&m if you don't mind ?

    Small birds and dark meat. They were just white quail, no signs of the allusive A&M bird [​IMG]
     
  6. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    louisiana
    I run mine 1 roo 1 hen in my breeder cages
    1 roo 3 hen in community cages
    In that small a space sometimes you'll have heightened aggression with more than one hen with bobs
    As far as the a&m many others have succumbed to trickery your not alone
    Just because they have white feathers doesn't mean they are a&m's
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:wanna sell me some GG bob hatching eggs?? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Ohio
    Quote:wanna sell me some GG bob hatching eggs?? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Do you sell hatching eggs? Are they laying now?
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:wanna sell me some GG bob hatching eggs?? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Do you sell hatching eggs? Are they laying now?

    hee hee..git in line! I asked him first... neener..neener.. [​IMG]
     
  10. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    louisiana
    PM me they are a little slow but laying yes or check the 24 hr bids I can put some there if yall would like
     

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