white Coturnix Quail... English verses TX A&M's ???

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  1. heritagehabitatfarms

    heritagehabitatfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so around here most ppl call any white coturnix quail TX A&M's... but in some recent reading i read that TX A&M's are supost to have all white meat??? i know that they are supost to be larger 2... the first ones i bought did not fit eather of these... and the first time i hatched them i had all of the colors eggs together in the incubator and i did not know that some of the tuxidos chicks would hatch white... so now i dont think that i should sell mine as TX A&M's right??? so what do i call them??? regular whites??? lol...

    i also have a good start of the english whites... but im keeping them totaly seprate lol...

    so does anyone know when TX A&M quite breeding them??? and has anyone kept a pure covie of them pure sence then??? and does anyone have some that are larger and have all white meet???


    thanks for your thoughts and comments... Elias

    PS sry about the spelling im on my GF comp and she does not have spell check [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Covey Rise Plantation

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    Quote:I take it you never seen the Bear Bayou A&M's
     
  4. heritagehabitatfarms

    heritagehabitatfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i new i could count on you for the right answer... thanks very much
     
  5. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "These birds also have a meat coloration that very closely approximates that of the bobwhite quail. The flesh and carcass appearance of the bird is very appealing to the gourmet consumer," he said.
    A "dressed" Texas Gourmet Quail weighs between 6.5 and 7.5 ounces, while a bobwhite quail weighs about 4.5 ounces, he said."

    dressing out at 70% sounds like about a 10 oz bird Hmm [​IMG]
     
  6. JJMR794

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    Quote:I take it you never seen the Bear Bayou A&M's

    A. THERE ARE NO WHITE MEAT COTURNIX.... THAT INCLUDED THE BEAR BAYOU BIRDS. COTURNIX IS COTURNIX, NATURE DID NOT DESIGN THEM AS WHITE MEAT BIRDS AND WHILE WE MAY TINKER WITH HER DESIGNS SHE DOES HAVE SOME ABSOLUTE RULES THAT EVEN US EGOMANIACAL HUMANS MUST ABIDE BY. --- READ THE TEXAS A&M BROCHURE LISTED IN THE LINK THAT WAS PUBLISHED BY THE CREATOR... AND YOU WILL SEE THAT THEY ARE NOT WHITE MEAT. THIS MYTH HAS BEEN BEATEN TO DEATH ON HERE FOR A VERY LONG TIME.

    B. SO FAR AS I KNOW BEAR BAYOU IS NO LONGER IN THE QUAIL BUSINESS AND HAVE NOT BEEN FOR QUITE A WHILE

    C. YEAR ROUND EGG SOURCE FOR GOOD STOCK OF THESE CAN BE FOUND AT LAKE CUMBERLAND GAME FARMS... WHILE THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE LEAVES MUCH TO BE DESIRED IN THE COMMUNICATIONS DEPT, THEIR STOCK IS VERY GOOD AND THE EGGS DO QUITE WELL.... AS I DO NOT ROUTINELY RECOMMEND LARGE HATCHERIES FOR OURCES OF GAMEBIRDS I DO RECOMMEND THEM FOR A&M'S OR BROWN JUMBO STRAINS
     
  7. Covey Rise Plantation

    Covey Rise Plantation Out Of The Brooder

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    True Bear Bayou has been out of business for awhile..Their A&M's were definitly lighter fleshed than regular Coturnix, If I'm not mistaken Cumberland got their start from Bear Bayou..Fact is the A&M's and Butlers went downhill since Bear Bayou went out of business
     
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    Quote:THAT WE CAN DEFINATELY AGREE ON...
     
  9. heritagehabitatfarms

    heritagehabitatfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i have bought butlers from 2 different ppl... and they where small lol about the same size as my coturnix [​IMG] ppl are just trying to make a quick buck... i have butlers and GG and i cant tell them apart in any way... so ive got them all together and will sell them as brown bobwhites lol... i pro wont sell many lol
     
  10. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks for those articles! The recipes sound delish! Hopefully I will be making them myself next fall....Terri O
     

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