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how much meat is on a quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by abhaya, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I am thinking about getting quail how much meat is on the like a pound a bird?
     
  2. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:well if you're thinking of coturnix then you will be disappointed to learn that LIVE WEIGHT is less than a pound to start with.
    Don't know about the assorted Bobwhites.....
     
  3. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I am just trying to figure out what i want to get
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    TYPICAL LIVE WEIGHTS (STRESS TYPICAL- INDIVIDUAL RESULT MAY VARY)
    AVERAGE "PHAROAH SIZED COTURNIX QUAIL 8-9 OZ
    AVERAGE JUMBO COTURNIX 12-14 OZ
    AVERAGE NORTHERN JUMBO BOB WHITE 13-14OZ
    AVERAGE GEORGIA GIANT BOB WHITE 15-16 OZ
    AVERAGE BUTLER GIANT BOB WHITE 18-19OZ
    AVERAGE BUTTON QUAIL --- WHAT MEAT?

    PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING ELSE IS TOO EXPENSIVE TO EAT....
     
  5. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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  6. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Needless to say count 2 birds per person (coturnix jumbos) or bobs for a meal. That,s plenty, or one for a snack or not so hungry peron.

    They are all heavenly meal (meat) coturnix, bobs, and chukars.

    Yes Chukars, big plump Chukars. With those you need only one per hungry man.




    Always remember that . . . .
     
  7. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most uail will dress out to about 70% of the weights given I grew up eating 5-8 ounce wild birds doves , bobs etc and yes I have eaten a common snipe or a wilsons snipe as well as woodcock and mergansers [​IMG]
     
  8. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Again, there is no 1 lb coturnix bird.

    Honestly, unless you are gourmet eater, there is not enough meat on quail to justify plucking (sorry guys without skin those birds are losers) and working eating them.

    Kind like eating fish containing bone.

    Another word only for folks willing to do some work processing and eating them in exchange for a hedonic fulfillment of delicacy and taste.

    If anybody asks again "why raise quail" I'd say DON'T.


    Unless you are willing to accept that:

    Good Lord did not make all birds equal but he made all quails of better meat in exchange for size! LOL
     
  9. daseymay

    daseymay Out Of The Brooder

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    You know I dress 6 coturnix yesterday. I pulled off the skin and save only the breast and legs. This was my second time to dress quail and did them really fast. We are not big eaters, but sure it will take at least two per person and the taste is similar to chicken. We really plan to raise them for their eggs and have had a nice garden this winter in my greenhouse using manure from the quail. You only live once so I feel that if you even think you would like to do something then give it a try.
     
  10. puyuhsegar

    puyuhsegar Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm selling frozen quail meat in my country. Usually we get 160-200gram of meat from 28-32 days old coturnix that we slaughter, some 5% less than 160g and 5% more than 200gram. With no head, inside organs and no feet, only carcass with skin. Weight of live quail before slaughtered is around 200-300gram
     

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