Brown Coturnix size and weigh?


5 Years
Mar 2, 2014
My first hatch turned 5 weeks old today I took 8 hens and 2 roos for my breeder pen. the hens weigh 6.5 oz to 6.8oz and the roos weigh 7.4 and 7.5 ozs. Is this a good size for 5 wks? The other 9 I'm planning to butcher so what age or weight should I be looking for? I also have 80 more in the brooder box that will be 2 wks tomorrow and I plan on keeping another set of breeders from them. I hope I can sell the rest. One more question at what weight do you consider these birds to be Jumbo's?
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9 Years
Apr 9, 2010
Sounds like the jumbo has been bred out of them and they are about standard size. That's very common. 20 years ago a jumbo was 16 oz minimum. It took centuries of selective breeding to produce that. It took only a short while in comparison in America to turn that around. Now I think people claim 10-14 oz is a jumbo where it used to be 16-18 oz. For jumbos you only set the large eggs from large birds. Here's how big a jumbo should be.

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