what is the difference ?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quails-n-tails, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. quails-n-tails

    quails-n-tails In the Brooder

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    I bought these white-ish quails with a dark spot on the back of the head. are they james marie or texas a&m? is there a way to find out? i was told they are coturnix, the are the same size as my jumbo brown ones. thanks in advance. i literally know nothing about bird keeping :)
     
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  2. le_bwah

    le_bwah Songster

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    A&Ms are Coturnix. They aren't different species/breeds, just different colors. White with head spot is A&M; they were bred to be a meat bird, and that's what a lot of people keep them for.
     
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  3. Texas Kiki

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    Got any pictures?


    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  4. quails-n-tails

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    Thanks so what does james marie look like then?
     
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  5. le_bwah

    le_bwah Songster

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    As far as I know, James Marie is a farm that specializes in XL meat birds and large egg layers. So while they might be selectively breeding for huge Pharaoh or A&M Coturnix, they aren't themselves a different variety.
     
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  7. quails-n-tails

    quails-n-tails In the Brooder

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    thanks agin :)
     
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