Coturnix for meat? What variety?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by AimsChickies, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking of ordering some Coturnix eggs to raise for meat, but I see a bunch of different varieties, is one better than the rest for meat and eggs?
     
  2. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think all the Coturnix are good for meat
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    The Jumbos have *more* meat however it's hard to find a breeder who has true big jumbos! I would ask them what thier average weight is on the mature birds if you go the jumbo route because you may be disapointed.

    A & Ms, and Jumbo Browns are the most common to find in Jumbo size. However Goldens, and any other variety can come in jumbo as well it's just that not many are working towards it



    *i will be i can't wait! LOL*
     
  4. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Monarc for the info. What is a good average weight on the jumbos? I've been thinking of doing this for a while, just finally getting 'serious' about finding eggs.
     
  5. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jumbo Browns and Texas A&Ms are a great choice. I will be working on a cross which I'm calling SG Jumbo. It will be an expirement to see if I can get a LARGE bird with the light skin like the A&Ms have.
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  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:I honeslty couldnt tell you what the average weight is, but before people started not paying attention to how they were breeding jumbos I guess it was common to get them an lb in weight!!! My biggest is a little over 13 ounces and it's an A & M hen [​IMG].
     
  7. KYBOY

    KYBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love coturnix for meat..I dont have the tru jumbos but i always have some very large birds..Coturnix are just about the perfect meat bird to me [​IMG] fast growers, fast to maturity and fast gestation period..Last year I bought 42 eggs from a ebayer..hatched 34 of them..Between 6 and 8 weeks they were all laying..A month later I already had my second generation [​IMG] In 11 weeks time I hatched birds and then hatched those birds eggs...cant beat that..
     

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