which quail lays the biggest eggs?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by pringle, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    I was wondering what quail lays the biggest eggs?And how many of em too.I was thinking the jumbo brown coturnix or the jumbo white coturnix but im not to sure.I plan on selling them at farmers market.Any info would be appreciated,thx.
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I know this was already mentioned in your other thread, mainly because I'm one that mentioned it [​IMG]

    Jumbo anything should lay larger eggs than other quail. My whites are about half the size of my jumbo birds, but their eggs are almost identical in size.

    There are some 'strains' that lay larger eggs, LilRalphieRoosmama has birds that consistently lay double yolkers. So you might want to check with her and see if she has any eggs for hatching available. [​IMG]
     
  3. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Thx for the info,appreciate it I guess ima just get jumbo brown coturnix,they lay good and I can butcher em at a good wieght too unless you know any other breed thats bigger then them.
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    The Larger The Bird And The Older She Is Will Produce The Largest Eggs. Note Size Increases As The Hen Gets Older...
     
  5. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    oh ok thx.Im thinking of keeping my laying hens I hatch out for a year then butchering them.Then ill have a second generaition once I hatch out some more in the bator.
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:A YEAR? YOU'LL HAVE MORE THAN 1 GENERATION OF HATCHING EGGS--- IN A YEAR YOU COULD BE WORKING ON THE 5TH OR 6TH GENERATION HATCHING EGGS WITH THE COTURNIX

    AND FOR THE RECORD--- THE BIGGEST QUAIL EGGS ARE THOSE FROM 2-3 YR OLD BUTLER BOB WHITES(MAYBE CHARLIES SLATE BELT MONSTER BOBS? IDK YET)--- THEY GO THE SIZE OF MATURE PHEASANT EGGS.
     
  7. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Well during that year ima be butchering all the ones I hatch out,but at the end ill save the last batch for egg laying,sorry I caused some cunfusion.
     
  8. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    oh and also do you know any hatcheries were I can purchase these butler bobwhite from perferablie from eggs?
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:BYC===RANDYANDMEGS

    BUT THEY'RE OUT OF SEASON NOW [​IMG] THE PROBLEM WITH BOBS IS THAT THEY LAY WAY FEWER EGGS THAN COTURNIX--- THEY LAY LATE SPRING, AND MOST WILL LAY AGAIN LATE SUMMER. ANYWHERE FROM 20-40 OR SO EGGS PER HEN. AND ONCE YOU HATCH THEM YOU'LL MORE THAN LIKELY BE A YEAR OR SO GETTING ANY EGGS FROM THEM--- THEY ARE HUGE, BUT SLOW GROWERS--- NOT AT ALL LIKE COTURNIX.
     
  10. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    awww then I guess I better get coturnix becouse ill need em for selling unfertilized eggs at farmers market on saturdays.
     

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