Thinking of Quail??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by BigByrd24, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. BigByrd24

    BigByrd24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking of getting into Quail. What type is the biggest? Are the hard to raise?
    Thanks
    Tim
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Biggest? Well the biggest commonly used for meat production esp in resturants and what not is coturnix. Jumbo Browns and A & Ms to be exact (same breed just bred differently).

    I'd say the hardest to raise that people commonly raise are bobwhites because they require a lot more than coturnix do (as far as caging normally and aggressive issues towards eachother).
     
  3. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silly question...

    what does A & M stand for?
     
  4. rachel

    rachel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agricultural and Mechanical. It refers to Texas A&M University, which I believe is where these birds were originally bred(?).
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:Yeppers they were produced by the A & M uni. because they wanted to make an all white meat coturnix for the food industry [​IMG] They did a wonderful job too [​IMG]
     
  6. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!..never could of guessed that...LOL
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:btw didn't anyone ever teach you that NO question is silly! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    Quote:We've got some bobwites.. we've got 4 roosters and 5 hens right now their currently all together, but fixing to fix some pens for them. Any suggestions??
     
  9. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:We've got some bobwites.. we've got 4 roosters and 5 hens right now their currently all together, but fixing to fix some pens for them. Any suggestions??

    herrrm! Well I'm honestly no expert on bobwhites. If it was me though I'd try to aquire one more roo and make 5 pairs [​IMG] [​IMG] LOL
     
  10. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    There are silly and down right stupid questions...none of which those questions were by the way...I have heard plenty that were though!

    While it is true that Texas A&M University did develope that strain, the A&M part doesn't stand for anything anymore. Way back in Ol' Army days it was The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas...then it got changed, they let girls in, and you didn't have to be in the Corps...now A&M doesn't stand for anything.

    Quail wise...I think buttons are the hardest to raise cuz the little devils can drown in spit and will hop themselves into demintia o coma

    I wouldn't keep two roosters together with that few of hens...I would pen them in pairs with one trio
     

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