eggs & meat

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bush, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. bush

    bush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do the eggs of quail taste similar to chicken eggs? Also does the light colored meat of the A&M taste similar to chicken. Thanks in advance for replies. Bush
     
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quail eggs taste to me just like chicken eggs. It is a very common myth that A&Ms are white meat, but in reality all coturnix are dark meat birds. The birds were described as being of "lighter flesh" but that was an academic observation of the color of the skin, when feathers are removed, not the meat itself. IMO coturnix is much tastier than most breeds of chicken. It is head and shoulders above Cornish cross chicken meat. Although all cots are dark meat, it's not a dark meat that can be compared to chicken or turkey. It is much less greasy.
     
  3. Haveandtohold

    Haveandtohold Out Of The Brooder

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    Quail eggs are just like chicken eggs to me. I even bake with them! It takes quite a few to equal a normal chicken egg though lol!
     
  4. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bush,
    Eggs are the reason I started raising quail to begin with. Here is how I started my quail adventure: I absolutely love eggs, but chicken eggs contain too much choloesterol, so 2 summers ago I started to search on the interweb for alternatives. I was expecting to find info on some powdered soy flavored stuff that tastes like eggs until I read this link, and started to search for more info on quail. On each google search, BYC was always listed.

    I am a retired Veteran, so on my latest visit to the VA. I met with a nutritionist. She asked me what my daily breakfast was (so she could assist lowering my cholesterol), and her jaw dropped when I told her I have 7 quail eggs every morning, and then mid morning, I have 4 or 5 hard boiled quail eggs. She admitted she didn't know anything about quail eggs, so she went to this website on her I-phone and then congratulated me on my healthy choice. One quail egg has 14 calories compared to a chicken egg that has 146 calories. So I can have 10 quail eggs before the calorie intake is equivalant to just one chicken egg. They also have more vitamins and other good stuff. Quail eggs have more HDL (the good cholesterol) than a chicken egg, so right from the start, quail eggs are healthier. It makes me wonder why the stores sell chicken eggs and not quail eggs? Hmmmmm?

    One of the best benefits of quail is that they mature in 12 weeks compared to a chicken, so you can start to get eggs sooner. Any males can be processed for dinner. I hope this info helps.

    Oh, and welcome to the Quail forum on BYC,
    James
     

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