Choosing Breeding stock to go from standard to Jumbo coturnix quail.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CountryBoy47, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. CountryBoy47

    CountryBoy47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all I have 53 quail that I tagged and weighed this weekend they are 8 weeks old. I have 24 males and 29 females. They weight from 140grams to 272grams.

    1. 140g - 199g= 22 (9 females,12 males)
    2. 200g - 229g= 26 (16 females, 9 males)
    3. 230g - 280g= 5 (2 females, 3 males)

    My plan is too cull all that are in the first category and half or more in the second and pick only the larger males and females, and possibly do some line breeding to get to a jumbo size bird maybe something like the tatanka project and then possibly breed that to a known Jumbo bird to bring in new blood. below you will find the stats on the largest birds i have the numbers look rough weight wise but with some time this will look better. your feed back is welcome.[​IMG]

    10 largest Females 10 largest Males

    1. 261g 1. 273g
    2. 239g 2. 250g
    3. 229g 3. 239g
    4. 228g 4. 234g
    5. 226g 5. 229g
    6. 225g 6. 224g
    7. 218g 7. 218g
    8. 218g 8. 211g
    9. 217g 9. 206g

    10. 217g 10. 203g
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2016

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