Texas A&M ??'s

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chickiepoo2, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. chickiepoo2

    chickiepoo2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the texas A&M quail egg similar in color to other coturnix eggs? I read from another post a few days ago they are white meat birds. Does this mean they are all white meat birds or just certain parts. I ate coturnix, the regular kind.....I guess, and I didn't like the taste. Too dark tasting. Now I know I'm picky so can I get opinions and comparisons from those who've had both?
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:A & M eggs are no different from normal coturnix eggs other than size....but jumbo browns can lay just as big of eggs as A & Ms can. A & Ms are coturnix, so their eggs are no different at all because it's the same bird just a different strain.

    Coturnixs can lay eggs pretty much any color you can imagine....well other than green blue.....lol! They can lay pure white eggs, brown eggs, splotched eggs are most normal though.

    WHat! You dont like coturnix meat!??!! LOL I think it's delish! I haven't tried A & M yet so maybe someone else can answer this part [​IMG]
    Oh and A & Ms are all white meat
     
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  3. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    monarc are yours laying yet.. the ones they same age as mine.
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:No not yet, i'm hoping soon! [​IMG] They're either 5 weeks old today or were 5 weeks yesterday [​IMG]
     
  5. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
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    mine were yesterday. but i don't think they will lay because they are only getting red light heat and no extra white light.
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:hmm that'll be interesting to see if they'll lay under only that. You know they can be off heat now right? (or do you have them where they need heat still)?
     
  7. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    in my barn it is about 40 degrees. i only have it on them to make sure. i only heats it to about fifty. maybe i just like to pay the bill. they have been pretty piled up when i did turn it off on night.
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:yeah i'd have heat on them too if they were out doors. My boogers in the house live at 59-61 F, we have our house set at 61, but at night with the fan on and our door shut, it gets down pretty cold in here. they're fine, however if i had ot put mine outside right now, you betcha i'd have heat on them....luckily i whined enough and they're allowed to stay in until spring he he heee....
     
  9. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    ok i will go turn it back on. when i did just did final chores i told them to stay warm and turned it off. i will go turn it back on. lol
     
  10. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:haha! Well, you can wean them off it slowly, like if you're experiencing warmer days like we were here, you could turn the light off then,and turn it back on it the nights. They've got the feathers, but im sure some are still blood feathers so they need atleast 2 more weeks of support (imo) before the lights go fully off. Least that's my oppinon on it lol! Im sure they're happy you put it baack on [​IMG]
     

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