What is the difference between Georgia Giant bobwhites and Northern bobwhites? Help need more hatchi

Discussion in 'Quail' started by alldonethat, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. alldonethat

    alldonethat New Egg

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    Hi, I'm brand new to the forum and need some help in a few areas.. Within the past week neighbors dogs have destroyed our quail pen TWICE! Now thanks to multiple visits from the Sherriff's office and animal control the dogs are gone, an electric fence is up and all should be well. We have 9 "survivors" from the attacks and they are Georgia Giants. I am seeing a lot of ads for Northern Bobwhites and don't know if they are the same (or similar enough to breed). I also want to expand my quail-baby herd. Any comments or suggestions would help, thank you!
     
  2. goldhunter2

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    GA giant's are similar to Wisconsin jumbos they are a very hearty bird and heavier then a common bobwhte. yo will see a notice size difference if you have both in the same cage. common bowhites are also a bit more difficult to raise and not as hearty so many people suffer high numbers of loses . they are all Bobwhies but different genetic breeding .

    will GA giants breed with common bobwhites , yes , but since you have to replace the quail anyways why not just get the hearty GA giant's

    "I also want to expand my quail-baby herd. Any comments or suggestions would help"
    I am guessing you have ground colony pens so picking up eggs 2-3 times a day is important, a high ratio of females to male I used to run 3 females to one male other people will run two females to one male just make sure there plenty of room to avoid males fighting , they need light 17 hrs a day to keep them breeding (some say 14hrs) If your colony pens are out in the open pick up the eggs before it rains don't bother putting rained on eggs in incubator lowers your hatch rate keep those eggs for your breakfast plenty of clean FRESH water, and 21-24% layer mash
     
  3. alldonethat

    alldonethat New Egg

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    goldhunter2- thank you very much for the info!! I will just have to do some more searching for Georgia Giant eggs.. anyone have any suggestions on where I should look or who might have some?
     

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