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Difference in Jumbo and Regular Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by KyleD., Apr 5, 2009.

  1. KyleD.

    KyleD. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the size the only difference? I mean do they still mature at the same rate and lay like a son of a gun?
     
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  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
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    Difference in jumbo and regular........WHAT???? [​IMG]

    ETA....I am assuming you mean quail but that info would sure help. I opened it thinking you were asking an egg question. [​IMG]
     
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  3. KyleD.

    KyleD. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh wow i'm so sorry. i meant quail [​IMG]
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    KyleD. :

    Is the size the only difference? I mean do they still mature at the same rate and lay like a son of a gun?

    Pharoahs are normally mature (full body size) at 6 weeks, jumbos take from 8-12 weeks to grow to their biggest size. Most butcher at 8 weeks but most jumbos are sitll filling out until 12 but most dont like to wait that long. I only notice it because I keep my jumbos for breeding.

    Jumbos lay MUCH larger eggs almost bantam size.​
     
  5. KyleD.

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    Quote:Pharoahs are normally mature (full body size) at 6 weeks, jumbos take from 8-12 weeks to grow to their biggest size. Most butcher at 8 weeks but most jumbos are sitll filling out until 12 but most dont like to wait that long. I only notice it because I keep my jumbos for breeding.

    Jumbos lay MUCH larger eggs almost bantam size.

    Thank you very much, I was waiting for you to chime in! [​IMG]
    So they will take longer to lay eggs?
     
  6. monarc23

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    KyleD. :

    Quote:Pharoahs are normally mature (full body size) at 6 weeks, jumbos take from 8-12 weeks to grow to their biggest size. Most butcher at 8 weeks but most jumbos are sitll filling out until 12 but most dont like to wait that long. I only notice it because I keep my jumbos for breeding.

    Jumbos lay MUCH larger eggs almost bantam size.

    Thank you very much, I was waiting for you to chime in! [​IMG]
    So they will take longer to lay eggs?​

    They sometimes can, but not always. [​IMG] if you have 14 hours of light on them daily from, lets say 3 1/2 weeks on they will lay when they are meant to, if that's 5-8 weeks old [​IMG] If they are outside, this time of year again, they will lay when they are meant to as long as the darn weather corroporates. Sunny days equals eggs [​IMG] I got FIVE Today [​IMG] 2 of my A & M hens are laying now! Once I get four a day Ican start filling orders on them! YAY!
     
  7. KyleD.

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    Quote:Thank you very much, I was waiting for you to chime in! [​IMG]
    So they will take longer to lay eggs?

    They sometimes can, but not always. [​IMG] if you have 14 hours of light on them daily from, lets say 3 1/2 weeks on they will lay when they are meant to, if that's 5-8 weeks old [​IMG] If they are outside, this time of year again, they will lay when they are meant to as long as the darn weather corroporates. Sunny days equals eggs [​IMG] I got FIVE Today [​IMG] 2 of my A & M hens are laying now! Once I get four a day Ican start filling orders on them! YAY!

    Lucky lol. and thanks i was wondering. I still have a long way to go before egg production [​IMG]
     
  8. monarc23

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    Quote:They sometimes can, but not always. [​IMG] if you have 14 hours of light on them daily from, lets say 3 1/2 weeks on they will lay when they are meant to, if that's 5-8 weeks old [​IMG] If they are outside, this time of year again, they will lay when they are meant to as long as the darn weather corroporates. Sunny days equals eggs [​IMG] I got FIVE Today [​IMG] 2 of my A & M hens are laying now! Once I get four a day Ican start filling orders on them! YAY!

    Lucky lol. and thanks i was wondering. I still have a long way to go before egg production [​IMG]

    dont worry I feel like ihave a long way to go too, spring is too upsetting for me lol! 2 sunny days, then like 5 rainy days...equals not many eggs LOL!
     
  9. KyleD.

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    Quote:Lucky lol. and thanks i was wondering. I still have a long way to go before egg production [​IMG]

    dont worry I feel like ihave a long way to go too, spring is too upsetting for me lol! 2 sunny days, then like 5 rainy days...equals not many eggs LOL!

    Same here well on my garden. My one hen that hasn't gotten attacked and taken off gives me an egg every single day ran or shine. As far as my yard it stays wet for at least a week after rain and it won't even go that long without raining....hows a man pose to plant a garden?
     
  10. monarc23

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    Quote:dont worry I feel like ihave a long way to go too, spring is too upsetting for me lol! 2 sunny days, then like 5 rainy days...equals not many eggs LOL!

    Same here well on my garden. My one hen that hasn't gotten attacked and taken off gives me an egg every single day ran or shine. As far as my yard it stays wet for at least a week after rain and it won't even go that long without raining....hows a man pose to plant a garden?​

    Looks like im going to have a long hard talk with my hens that one hen is showing them up [​IMG]

    least you're able to plant a garden!!! Got 3 acres here I can plant on.... 2 of which are sunny enough... and my mom (whom we rent from) doesn't want a garden visual from the road.... (like gardens are ugly or something!!!!???)soo no garden for me! [​IMG] Unless i pot them all! LOL!
     

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