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Post by sally on Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:22 pm

I am interested in getting some jumbo quail - how much bigger are they than the japanese?? are their eggs much bigger?

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Post by phillipm1969 on Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:43 pm

jumbo quail can get 1lb in wieght and thier eggs are about half as big again to normal japs

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Re: Jumbo quail

Post by sally on Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:44 pm

Thanks Philiip Smile
I went to a lady today to collect some parakeets and she mentioned she kept jumbo quail. She showed me her group of quail - I think they are lovely, and have ordered a pair when they have some available Very Happy Cant wait!

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Post by Suz on Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:22 pm

Hi Sally

I wouldn't order just a pair of quail, the male will make the hens life a misery with his attention, you will need a ratio of at least 1:4/5 to make a happy group.

Might be an idea to look through the sexing guide in the reference section & look in the gallery for adult quail to help recognise the differences between males & females, as there's been a few members lately who have been sold breeding groups, which have turned out to be groups of mostly males, that have ended up in fights and birds being injured or returned.

Good luck with your new quail Smile

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Post by Mark on Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:30 am

I have some Jumbo Coturnix, they are a very meaty bird.
Here is a pic that will help with the sexing, the female is dark breasted and the male is light breasted

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Re: Jumbo quail

Post by phillipm1969 on Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:26 am

yes suz is right dont just get a pair get 1 male and 4/5 females

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Post by Harrie on Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:07 pm

You could just get 2 females if you're not interested in breeding.
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Post by Harrie on Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:34 pm

Okay - I've been down to Quail Shed and weighed them with much protesting!!! Jumbo hen - 350g Normal hen - 225g.

Only grabbed the 2 as they weren't keen on standing on the scales.

I also have a young hen which I think is a Jumbo cross and she weighed in at 260g and will fill out a little bit more I think. Not as massive as some claims but maybe diet plays a part as it does with us!! Wink
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Re: Jumbo quail

Post by sally on Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:54 pm

Yes I had already thought of that - needing more than one hen - might have to get some hatching eggs then - its the golden quail I saw yesterday, very nice birds Smile

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Post by Harrie on Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:29 am

If you do want some eggs Sally I have a group of gold jumbos.
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Post by sally on Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:02 pm

Oh that would be fantastic Harrie - only thing is we are going away on holiday at half term, so would it be possible to have some eggs at the beginning of June??

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Re: Jumbo quail

Post by dean_cwmbran on Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:16 pm

I got my birds from www.quailuk.co.uk these are genuine Jumbos, they are called Golden Giants and with correct high protein feed I have had hens reach over 450g males are smaller however . If you are within travelling distance of Devon I can highly reccomend this place.

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Post by Harrie on Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:21 pm

Yes that's where I got mine from as well and they are a wonderful company and I would definitely recommend them. I got the Golden Giants as well and fed them on turkey crumb til 8 wks but then switched to layers as I decided to keep them to grown on from. What do you feed yours on Dean??

No problems Sally - if you still want some in June anytime just let me know. Smile
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