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Quail- smallest to largest??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by lesliet, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. lesliet

    lesliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are the sizes of quail, smallest to largest, I have my first batch of button in the incubator and I know they are the smallest, But all the others I have no idea. [​IMG]
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Yeppers buttons are the worlds smallest quail so that's your starting point
    Pharoah coturnix are around 4-6 ounces
    Jumbo coturnix are said to get up to 1lb in weight

    as for other species i dunno [​IMG]
     
  3. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Button
    Coturnix
    Bob white
    Georgia Giant
    Mountain

    ??
     
  4. lesliet

    lesliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much, that will really help when I do research on them,
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I believe the jumbo coturnix are bigger than a regular bobwhite, but I'm not sure. As for the others, I think they are about the same as the jumbos.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I found out something new Niki. Some folks call the jumbos pharaoh as well. So this makes it quite a bit confusing! [​IMG] I'm just starting to call them normal browns, that way I know what's what [​IMG]
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:I found out something new Niki. Some folks call the jumbos pharaoh as well. So this makes it quite a bit confusing! [​IMG] I'm just starting to call them normal browns, that way I know what's what [​IMG]

    those goofballs dont know what they are talking about lol! the whole reason pharoahs are called pharoahs is because they are the wild type (or closest to it) jumbos aren't anywhere near that in look etc. [​IMG] A customer that's going to be buying from me a lot here, asked me what kind of quail I was raising (before he came) and I said "coturnix" and he was asking me all these questions about them and I explained that I had pharoahs I was willing to sell. And he goes "oh i know of those!" and im like "those are the same thing as coturnix, just wild sized." I told him that all my quail were coturnix. Then he comes here and sees my golden jumbos and he asks me what species of quail they are [​IMG] *shakes head* LOL!

    To me calling jumbo coturnix pharoahs, is like calling white meat turkeys eastern wild turkeys...

    meaning that pharoahs are the equivalent to eastern wild turkeys
    and jumbos are equivalent to the meat birds [​IMG] LOL

    edited because i was making no sense. probably still am not LOL
     
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  8. KyleD.

    KyleD. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I found out something new Niki. Some folks call the jumbos pharaoh as well. So this makes it quite a bit confusing! [​IMG] I'm just starting to call them normal browns, that way I know what's what [​IMG]

    those goofballs dont know what they are talking about lol! the whole reason pharoahs are called pharoahs is because they are the wild type (or closest to it) jumbos aren't anywhere near that in look etc. [​IMG] A customer that's going to be buying from me a lot here, asked me what kind of quail I was raising (before he came) and I said "coturnix" and he was asking me all these questions about them and I explained that I had pharoahs I was willing to sell. And he goes "oh i know of those!" and im like "those are the same thing as coturnix, just wild sized." I told him that all my quail were coturnix. Then he comes here and sees my golden jumbos and he asks me what species of quail they are [​IMG] *shakes head* LOL!

    To me calling jumbo coturnix pharoahs, is like calling white meat turkeys eastern wild turkeys...

    meaning that pharoahs are the equivalent to eastern wild turkeys
    and jumbos are equivalent to the meat birds [​IMG] LOL

    edited because i was making no sense. probably still am not LOL

    Made sense to me lol.
     
  9. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Going to break it into the two familes of quail and ignore the man-made jumbo-giant stuff.

    The Button (aka Chinese Painted, King, Asian Blue, etc) is the smallest of the Old World Phasianidae family of which includes the genera of typical quail Coturnix, Bush-Quail Perdicula, Snow Mountain Anurophasis, and the possibly extinct Himalayan Quail Ophrysia superciliosa. The largest of this group is the Snow Mountain Quail from New Guinea. Technically, they are all just small partridges!!

    The New World Quail of Odontophoridae have many members, the most familiar of which is the Bobwhite. The largest species are the Wood-Quails of South America and the smallest, believe it or not, could be Valley.

    To see the species list, visit http://www.gbwf.org/quail/index.html & http://ibc.lynxeds.com/family/new-world-quails-odontophoridae

    Dan
     
  10. lesliet

    lesliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone, it will still take awhile for it all to register in this brain, but now I have an idea what to look for.
     

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