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Where to get genuine Texas A & M eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by blr8t2, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. blr8t2

    blr8t2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought some eggs off ebay that are supposed to be jumbo texas a & m quail. I have "jumbo" coturnix already and not sure what is jumbo about them. So the texas quail I have are a little over 8 weeks old and one or two are just starting to lay. I grabbed a random bird and weighed it and was a little over 8 ounces live weight. From what I hear the a&m's are from 10-14 ounce live weight at 7 weeks. To me they just look like a regular slightly larger coturnix that is mostly white. A lot of them do have randomly placed brown coturnix colored feathers and spots. SO what I want to know, is there a reputable place to sell genuine Texas A & M eggs? I don't want to sell my eggs and quail as texas if they are just a washed out brown coturnix!
     
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jamesmariefarms.com is the best source. True A&Ms died with the university project what exists now are jumbo whites that are basically a replication of the work at A&M. You wont see many 14 oz birds at seven weeks but they should be a lot bigger than 8 ounces.
     
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  3. blr8t2

    blr8t2 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok cool I will check them out. I'm pretty sure at this pount these are just slightly bigger coturnix bred to be mostly white. oh well :(
     

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