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Setting quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by muleboy, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. muleboy

    muleboy New Egg

    Mar 15, 2016
    Does anyone know if there is a breed of Japanese coturnix that sit on the eggs to hatch them? Or if the only option is incubation? I would really like to have a quail sit on my eggs rather than putting them in the incubator! Anyone know of a breed?
  2. traviswooten

    traviswooten New Egg

    Aug 19, 2014
    No coturnix will ever set a cluster to hatch.
  3. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2015
    Well.. Never say never. It does happen. But no, coturnix are coturnix, the different 'breeds' are only color morphs or animals that have been selectively bred for size or egg production, there isn't much difference as far as I know. Usually, when I read about a broody coturnix, it's wild colored, but I suspect that's just because they are more common.

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