what quail for meat?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chickeypoo, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. chickeypoo

    chickeypoo The Enabler

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    I did post a want ad for quail eggs..but i am unsure what kind is used for meat. lol. i wanted to buy some to process so i can give a few to family members for X-mas presents:) I don't want to get scammed by someone who sells me something else haha. [​IMG] thanks in advance
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  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sue Any Type Of Quail Is Used For Meat/ Eggs/ Breeding. For Max Size The Butler Bob Whites, For Fastest Growth Rate (this Is What You Need If They Are For X-mas) Coturnix. Send A Pm To Shellyd And Ask If She Still Has Eggs For Sale. Good Luck Happy Hatching And Enjoy!
     
  3. chickeypoo

    chickeypoo The Enabler

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    id like to see you try to eat a button quail lol. i always tell my friends eating a drum stick off them would be the equivalent to the end of a Qtip lol
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  4. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

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    For Meat/egg Coturnix Is The Best--- Much Faster Life Cycle, Way Easier To Incubate/brood/raise/house/breed/keep--- They Are So Fast Maturing That In 6 Mos You Can Be Incubating Eggs From Your 3rd Or 4th Generation Birds. For Meat Production They Normally Reach Max Size Around 12 Wks Of Age. They Eat Less. They Tolerate Almost Anything Better Than Bobs, They Live In Communities Better-- Less Pecking And Whatnot, They Are A Much More Hardy Bird--- The Tolerate Temp And Weather Extremes Better, Illness Better, Injury Healing Is Better--- They Are Way More Docile And Handleable.

    With Bobs Your Looking At Months And Months Of Feed And Labor To Get To Full Size, And Most Likely A Year To Get Eggs--- Which Are Way Less In Number Hen For Hen Than A Coturnix. They Are Tempermental And Can Be Difficult To Raise--- I Dont Discourage Anyone From Bobs, As They Are My Favorite Quail, But There Is Most Definately A Learning Curve To Them That Is Better Tolerated If One Has Had Experience With Coturnix--- Bobs Are Better Left For A Project After You Are Comfortable With Coturnix. Also Many Many States Require Special Licencing To Possess Bobs And Dont For Coturnix

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    Joe: Thanks again, JJMR794. Okay A&M's are out! So which of the easily sex-by-color ones do you recommend for taste of and amount of meat, fertile eggs, and least noise with a ratio of 1M/5F?
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    JJMR794: Taste--- All Coturnix Are The Same Here... They Differ Greatly As Compared To Bobs, But As Fas As Coturnix Go All Colors Are Coturnix And Taste The Same. The Easy To Sex Colors Are The Browns --- Any From Wild Pharoah Size To Xld-1 Jumbos And The Goldens.

    As Far As Amount Of Meat The Bigger The Better! There Are Jumbos Available In Most Colors, But In My Experience The Jumbo Xld-1 Seems To Be About The Biggest. Also The Bigger The Bird And The Older The Bird = The Biggest Eggs. As A Hen Lays In Time The Eggs Continue To Get Bigger. The Bigger The Egg= The Better Chance At Chick Hatchability And Survival To Adulthood.

    Lastly Least Noise--- Wow If I Could Answer That1 I Wouldnt Be Working For A Living..... Lol--- Seriously Tho Its An Individual Thing.... Depends On The Roo. You May Have To Do A Lil Shopping Here On This 1, If He Crows Too Much After They've All Settled In And Are Living Happily Ever After Then Replace Him.

    Joe:Okay, I'm going with The Jumbo Xld-1 . I really appreciate your easily-understoood brevity. I've added all that to the original Word document of your previous reply on another post. I'll buy some young ones from someone in a couple of weeks when I finish the barn coop remodeling that Anne and I have been doing all summer. I'll have a good 2-x16-foot coop for three roosters and a dozen females. I feel like you've condensed/summarized a book. Thanks again.
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Buttons= Kid Birds, Like The Happy Meal Of The Quail World!!! [​IMG]


    Seriously Tho, Eatin Them Lil Guys Is Like Peeling An M&m Before You Eat It--- Why Bother?
     
  6. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Good luck finding the The Jumbo Xld-1 eggs. Let me know where you find them. I haven't looked for them yet, but will soon.
     
  7. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They're on eggbid.
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Well Look At Joe! That Word Document Came In Handy Afterall! [​IMG]
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:DONT KNOW IF THEY HAVE 'EM IN STOCK BUT CUMBERLAND GAME BIRD FARM HAS DONE ME WELL IN PAST YEARS, AND HE USUALLY HAS A BUNCH AVAILABLE--- NORMALLY AT A REASONABLE PRICES--- JUST DO A WEB SEARCH FOR THEM AND THEY SHOULD POP RIGHT UP FOR YOU.



    EDITED DUE TO MY INABILITY TO TYPE.... AS USUAL.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2009
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh Yeah--- And They're Not That Far Away From You Joe---- East Central Ky.
     

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