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Jumbo Brown Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by TexasChris, May 10, 2011.

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  1. TexasChris

    TexasChris Out Of The Brooder

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    My quail are now 5 weeks old they are supposed to be jumbos does anyone have any idea about what they should weigh?
    Thanks
    Chris
     
  2. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My jumbo browns from Buttercup, weighed about 10 oz at 5 weeks. At 6 weeks I had some pushing 12. Bill
     
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    By how you feed them and cage size, by 7 weeks you should have a range between 12-14 ounces if not more.
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Lady, I got one of the quail from your bloodlines and he is a MOOSE! I think he is 9 weeks or so? I need to pop him on the scale. We named him Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Got him from Chandra [​IMG]
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    HAHAHA sounds about right!
     
  6. TexasChris

    TexasChris Out Of The Brooder

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    My quail are in a 4x8 cage for 30 now down to only 20 in that cage and the big hens are 10.6 oz and the biggest roo is 8.4 oz but i have the smallest hen only weighing 7.2 oz and the smallest roo only weighing 6.3 oz does this sound normal for 30 quail at 5 weeks or is this not so good a bloodline that i have? and one more ques im in south Texas and its already been in the mid 90s for a couple of weeks here does the warmer weather hurt the size of birds grown this time of year?
    Thanks for all the replies.
    Chris
     
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Quote:That sounds pretty good in the Jumbo to me. Just keep the largest 3 males and you are set. Just keep track of weight up to 7 weeks and then they pretty much are done growing.
     
  8. TexasChris

    TexasChris Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 13 females and 17 males so i kept the seven biggest males in the cage. I only need 3 males?
    Thanks for all the advice it will be used.
    Chris
     
  9. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I keep 2 males per 8-9 hens or one male per 4-5 hens but you can do what you desire [​IMG] this is just how I do it.
     
  10. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry Alex...this is totally untrue! 14 ounce coturnix are few and far between. I can gin-up their weight by light denial, feed them stuff that's bad for them, and generally create a big fat unhealthy bird, for the sake of creating a big fat bird. Under normal production methods, even the most highly developed "JUMBO" strains of coturnix will never reach 14 oz. at 7 weeks of age. Anyone that tells you they do, doesn't own a $5 set of scales, and a 2 cent paper lunch bag to weigh them in.
     
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