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Discussion in 'Quail' started by sonjab314, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    I've been lurking in the forum for the past few days trying to get as much info as I can about quail. I am seriously thinking about getting them for meat but I've never eat quail. I did read that a lot of you prefer bobs for meat flavor and I was looking at the Georgia Giants but then again I was looking and Jumbo Coturnix. My questions are, well, what does quail taste like? What do the eggs taste like? What would be good for beginners? I seen some Jumbo Golden Coturnix on ebay and I thought they were lovely. But what does looks have to do with it really if you are going to eat them lol. I did read the sticky at the beginning of the forum and found it very insightful. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs taste pretty much the same but are awesom pickled and they are a little bit healthier.Cant tell you how they taste but I am butchering a couple extra males tommorow for the first time.Coturnix are the best for beginners in my opinion,it doesnt matter what color as long as they are jumbo.
     
  3. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quail meat is good. I dont know about pen raised i usually eat wild quail. It is usually dark and a little tougher than chicken. Really good wrapped in bacon!!
     
  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I would start with some coturnix, more efficient and easier.
     
  5. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Quote:I seen your auction and I was wondering how many Jumbo you have to go in that batch of eggs?
     
  6. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
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    My birds are all big, they are the same size as the jumbos but different colors. They weigh around 12 or 13 ounces at 10 weeks, but some hit 14 every now and then.
     
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:WILD QUAIL AS IN WILD BOB WHITES? THEY REALLY DONT COMPARE [​IMG]
     
  9. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
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    A wild bobwhite leaves a coturnix in the dust every time, a bobwhite has better meat but are terribly inefficient. If you have the time, patience, money, and mild temper bobs are the way to go if you want the best meat. Coturnix are delicious, but don't compare to a bobwhite.
     
  10. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    me=patient [​IMG] I'll take the Coturnix lol at least to start out with [​IMG]
     

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