What is the difference

Discussion in 'Quail' started by franken farm, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. franken farm

    franken farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Truly what is the difference between jumbo coturnix quail and normal coturnix quail. I have normal coturnix and I just hatched 166 of the jumbo. Thank you all for any help.
     
  2. Ntsees

    Ntsees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The difference is size. The jumbos were bred for larger size.
     
  3. Starkasm

    Starkasm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just freaking out to my sister because I had 22 out of 25 eggs hatch. Wasn't expecting so many. 166!! Holy cow and good luck :)
     
  4. franken farm

    franken farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Most of mine are for selling and eating... Mmmmmm
     
  5. franken farm

    franken farm Out Of The Brooder

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    As soon as I figure out how to post pics on here I'll post one of my brooder and the 166... I set another 100 last night. I'm hoping to have a freezer full by spring..
     
  6. Razadia

    Razadia The Odd One

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    Like Ntsees said they're bigger in size and they also lay bigger eggs.
     
  7. franken farm

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    Thanks. I look forward to seeing how much bigger they are then what I have now.
     
  8. franken farm

    franken farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's the pic of my brooder I made[​IMG]
     
  9. Razadia

    Razadia The Odd One

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    That's a great set up!

    I've been thinking about the whole size thing and remembered that I have 2 hens and a male that aren't jumbo browns that have the same sizing to them. One hen is a Texas A&M, the other is a tuxedo, and the male is not so noticeable tuxedo which just means it takes a moment to notice his coloring.

    A&Ms are bred to have a larger body and egg size. One Tux is Tibetan and A&M, so that's where her size comes from. The male is A&M and jumbo brown, so I think that may be the reason he has so little white and only on his chest. It was really hard trying to color sex him. In fact, I couldn't.

    You get all kinds of colors and sizes to play with! [​IMG]

    Ok, I'll stop acting crazy now. [​IMG]
     
  10. franken farm

    franken farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I think it's great. I have a few a&ms and tuxes I'm going to cross them with a jumbo coturnix male and see what happens.
     

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