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Quail Matrity Times?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Peep-Chicken, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    When do the different types of quail mature(eggs/breeding)?

    I like snowflake quail but they don't mature as fast as coturnix. What else is out there?

    Thanks!

    edit: sorry, messed up the title. Should say Maturity.
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2015
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Coturnix and buttons mature at 8 weeks. Every other type of domestically kept quail matures around 30 weeks and only lays eggs during its breeding season.
     
  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks! When is the breeding season? In spring I assume.
     
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May to August
     
  5. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay thanks!
     
  6. drewskimac

    drewskimac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed
     
  7. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    So all coturnix(even the colored James Marie) mature at 8 weeks?
     
  8. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sometimes you'll get some eggs at six or seven weeks but they don't actually reach maturity until 8 weeks and with some lines of bird it's closer to 12. That's already 3-6 months faster than most chicken breeds or really any other bird, isn't that soon enough?
     
  9. Peep-Chicken

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    It is. I was just curious.

    Thank you.
     

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