Jumbo Brown Coturnix Help

Discussion in 'Quail' started by kingfisherjr, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. kingfisherjr

    kingfisherjr Out Of The Brooder

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    I need some help finding some true Jumbo Brown Coturnix eggs to get started with. I have been raising coturnix for about a year but I am not satisfied with the size of my birds. I have 2 incubators, 2 brooders, 1 large pen (50+ Birds), and a breeder pen (12+ Birds). I usually have around 100 birds at a time. I want to get a few eggs from some true jumbo’s to start over again and lower the amount of birds I am keeping so I can concentrate on having a flock of large Jumbo Browns. Does anyone know a good place to find some true jumbo hatching eggs? I think that the birds I originally started with are not jumbos and I would really like to just start fresh. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. cookiesdaddy

    cookiesdaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Search for James Marie Farms or JMF on this forum or look for their website. If you get lucky you'll be able to get some eggs from them. I understand they have a long waiting list, until November last I heard. Or obtain eggs from someone local.

    I just started raising quail this year and now also eliminating everything and keep just the jmf birds.
     
  3. thinkloically

    thinkloically Out Of The Brooder

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    Ebay is a good choice.
     
  4. stephstuckman

    stephstuckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used crusin rooster farms for my second batch. My birds are not full grown yet but I had bad luck with ebay. The eggs I received looked big. He has a Facebook page and is really easy to work with. The first hatch I ordered 25 jumbo brown eggs from ebay and ended up with 4 chicks that are small and red colored.
     
  5. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jamesmariefarms.com produces the best quality quail available from a commercial breeder and some of the largest lines you can find period. Unless you know someone who has a high quality line going I would order from JMF. Plus JMF has their own custom egg shippers and they keep breakage lower than any i've seen.
     

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