Wanting to start a thread where breeders and owners of the little brown Quail we like to call "Tatanka" can post pics and videos of their birds and projects. Comments are welcome however "bashing" will not be tolerated. I will document my project crossing white coturnix with brown coturnix. These birds are the F2 crosses. The P1 birds were brown and white. The F1 birds were brown The F2 birds are white and brown. The F2 white and brown coturnix have the same genetics (parents), will be weighing and taking pics of them here as they grow to see if feather coloring really makes a difference, between the white and the brown japanese meat quail. Along the way, I will document breeding, incubating, hatching, brooding, feeding and the processing of Japanese Quail for meat. stating the goal. "Tatanka" raising the Standard...Jumbo Coturnix (Japanese Quail) BEAK: slightly curved not flat. EYES: expressive, green. HEAD: large, wide. square when viewed from top. NECK: thick, slight arch. WINGS: fairly small BREAST: prominent, full, well defined. BODY: similar to other poultry meat birds, "like a brick" a fuller and longer fowl to increase egg-laying capacity and to produce a frame with more meat for commercial purposes. BACK: breadth across the back is a desirable trait. LEGS: well muscled thigh. strong to support weight. FEET AND TOES: (4) evenly spaced, long toes FEATHERING: rough feathering is common in larger specimens. EGGS: greater than > 14 grams. WEIGHTS: All birds male and female must weigh 280 grams by 42 days. looks like these are the numbers we are shooting for: Daddy, Digger & Moby Standards of Quailism 14 days ~80g 21 days ~130g 28 days ~200g 42 days = 280g+ Fat Daddy Clause 56 days ~350+ current colors: Brown (Wild Type) color projects: Splits (brown with recessive white) White Wings Whites will continue to edit this as general guidelines.