I’m confused, What makes a “Jumbo” Coturnix Quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by 1611, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. 1611

    1611 Out Of The Brooder

    I have brown Coturnix Quail. Is there a difference between the Jumbo and Brown Coturnix Quail? Mine get pretty large but not as big as some of the pictures I’ve seen. Is there a difference even though they look the same? I also have the Italian Coturnix Quail. The guy I bought them from said they were Jumbo’s also. I’m confused, what makes a Jumbo Coturnix Quail anyway? Is there a definition of “Jumbo” Coturnix Quail or are they just a large brown Coturnix Quail?
    Thanks, Ira

    Brown Coturnix Quail Could this be same as "Jumbo"?

    Italian Coturnix Quail
  2. jumbocoturnix

    jumbocoturnix Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 4, 2016
    The term "Jumbo" has been used frequently and there isn't a specific measurement or chart in my own opinion would set as a standard. Maybe there is some information out there, but I haven't found any official info.
  3. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2016
    James Marie Farms has "standardized" the jumbo to 14-16oz. standing weight. (as opposed to 7-9oz.)
    They are the same bird, jumbo is line bred for size.
  4. Ulladh

    Ulladh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2015
    There was an excellent topic on this forum dating back a good few years that followed some people who were line breeding jumbos, I wish I could find it again

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