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What are the difference between Jumbo pharoah, Italian, and A&M?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by KCGrave, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. KCGrave

    KCGrave New Egg

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    I just want to know some base information.

    What are the difference between them Jumbo Pharoah, Italian, A&M?

    Their size.....
     
  2. GeneP

    GeneP Out Of The Brooder

    The color of their feathers.
     
  3. SimonGrow

    SimonGrow Out Of The Brooder

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    Agreed, color of feathers and the Jumbos are supposed to be larger birds but there are lots of fakes out there. I believe most regular quail get to 6-8 oz where as Jumbos get closer to 14oz if fed properly. I believe the Jumbos also tend to lay larger eggs.

    Simon
     
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jumbo pharaoh and and A&m are the same bird genetically just the A&M has two copies of the recessive white gene. Italians are bred by crossing a golden manchurian and a pharaoh colored bird. They cannot typically be bred larger 12-13 ounces whereas jumbos can 16-17 ounces. Jumbos should also lay eggs that are 14-17 grams
     
  5. el cotucho

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    Jumbo pharaoh and and A&m are the same bird genetically just the A&M has two copies of the recessive white gene. Italians are bred by crossing a golden manchurian and a pharaoh colored bird. They cannot typically be bred larger 12-13 ounces whereas jumbos can 16-17 ounces. Jumbos should also lay eggs that are 14-17 grams[/quote
     
  6. el cotucho

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    Were i can get some good fertile egg of texas a&m.? My son make an incubator and it work like a charm. Now all what i need is good eggs
     
  7. SimonGrow

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    James Marie Farm is a great place for quail eggs. You may have to wait a bit to get your eggs, Robbie is a really busy guy, but he has top notch genetics in his birds.
    Simon
     
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  8. el cotucho

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    Just order 50 eggs from james marie. The customer service is outstanding. Wow.
     
  9. SimonGrow

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    You will not be disappointed with the birds. Just make sure you have something like Purina Game Bird Startena crumbles, 30% protein food or else the birds will not reach their genetic potential. Please keep us updated on the progress of your birds once they hatch. I have the Brinsea incubator and got above 50% hatch rate from my shipped eggs. I believe 50% is pretty good good for shipped eggs.

    Simon
     

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