texas A&M quail

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Papa Rooster, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Papa Rooster

    Papa Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is thier anything special about them or just thier color. (white with a brown place on top of thier head)
     
  2. D3invertebrates

    D3invertebrates Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The meat is also different, its more of a white meat.
     
  3. Papa Rooster

    Papa Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks.
     
  4. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    the meat is not any different. Just more of it

    Texas A&M bred their quail to get big and do so quickly, and they do have the white color, but most of what you see out there nowadays advertised as texas a&m are so far removed from their actual breeding program that they should probably just be called "White Coturnix"
     
  5. D3invertebrates

    D3invertebrates Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wrong... The meat is different and they dont grow any faster or get any bigger, in fact they are in general smaller than browns. Ive had alot of whites and browns and have never had a white that got as big as some of my browns did, the biggest Ive had were always browns with a single white feather, a mix between the two. Its a common misconception that the whites are larger but I have never known this to be the true. Ive raised, butchered and weighed out several thousand of my own quail so I know a little bit. Ive read the original a@m report and dont recall seeing anything about an increase in size, I think perhaps its just a marketing technique used by breeders.
     
  6. Papa Rooster

    Papa Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so thier just small white quail? and is got different meat?
     
  7. justhatchin

    justhatchin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I had the A & M for a while and I think there is a slight bit of a lighter color but if you are looking for chicken breast white you are out of luck. Its more like chicken leg coloring. If you have not eaten any quail you are missing out. It is really great. Even my hubby who "only eats white meat" loves it.. It has it's own flavor and it doesn't matter what color the bird or meat. There are several sizes and colors out there, it only makes sence to get the largest bird avalable as you get more for your hard work. Good luck.
     
  8. MBRAMLETT

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    Wrong... The meat is different and they dont grow any faster or get any bigger, in fact they are in general smaller than browns. Ive had alot of whites and browns and have never had a white that got as big as some of my browns did, the biggest Ive had were always browns with a single white feather, a mix between the two. Its a common misconception that the whites are larger but I have never known this to be the true. Ive raised, butchered and weighed out several thousand of my own quail so I know a little bit. Ive read the original a@m report and dont recall seeing anything about an increase in size, I think perhaps its just a marketing technique used by breeders.

    Are you sure you are not thinking of the English White I have Texas A&M quail and they are much faster growing and much bigger then the normal Coturnix that I also have.
     
  9. Rocktown Mama

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    Actually they do grow faster.. I have browns and A&M and the growth difference was amazing. A&M way surpassed the browns.
     

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