What's the difference between...

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  1. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...Coturnix and Jumbo Coturnix? Thanks!
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Jumbos are larger........is this a trick question? [​IMG]
     
  3. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Jumbos are just a variety of Coturnix... they are Pharaoh variety bred to be larger and mature faster. (Although, when I say faster, how can you get faster than 8-10 weeks? [​IMG] )
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Color wise, the pharaohs are prettier [​IMG]
     
  5. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOl not a trick question... just wanted the specifics (how much bigger, how much faster) etc. [​IMG]
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I know, just being GOOFY. I raise Jumbo, but know nothing about standard Coturnix.
     
  7. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any pictures I could see? [​IMG]
     
  8. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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    I have about 60 of these at various ages.

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    A male

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    A female.

    They are the mellowest birds I've ever seen. I started with 8 a few months back & now have about 70
    Awesome little birds.
     
  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    My hens started laying at 6 weeks on the day. They get to about 8 oz. from what I hear, but I've never weighed one.
     
  10. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow those are cool (and cute!) I want some! [​IMG]


    I should be getting 2 standard (I think) Coturnix later this month... I'll post pics when I do. [​IMG]


    I thought the jumbos were more like 16 oz?
     
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