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Jumbo Range Project

Post by internet_nobody on Sat May 24, 2008 9:16 pm

I started off with one little tux girl, 210g...just weighed F2 hen, and at 6 weeks old she's 278g.

Hopefully now i'll cross out to white A&Ms and try and get them over 300g (which the cock crossed to tux girl was).

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Post by andoy on Sun May 25, 2008 2:23 am

Are you going for Tux Range strain?

I'm surprised that there aren't more jumbo quail breeders. I would think that larger birds would be more desirable or is there a trade off somewhere that I'm missing? ...lower egg production, poorer quality meat, etc?
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Post by internet_nobody on Sun May 25, 2008 9:32 am

Egg production is an egg a day from the F1, I did read jumbos lay less, I suppose i'll find out if I manage to get back up to the uber-heavy ones.

F3 will hopefully be the giant tuxes...So far the 3 week old whites are looking very promising! I think the next problem is going to be finding true jumbos to outcross too - think i'll probably have to get some goldens, but i'd rather outcross and then have a mix of offspring than inbreed.
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Post by andoy on Sun May 25, 2008 11:37 pm

yes, that's always a problem when trying to breed a strain. You have to either keep several unrelated lines or keep outcrossing to unrelated birds (away from what you want to achieve). Jumbo whites and normals are relatively easy to get, but jumbos of other colours are relatively few.

I saw hatch-it-Incubators had Jumbo Fawn. I was thinking of getting some when my incy is free. I wonder if anyone has tried these?
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Post by Harrie on Mon May 26, 2008 12:57 pm

My jumbos seem to lay as well as my normal sized ones so far. And they weigh in about half as much again ( 350g compared to 200/225g) which I think is a quite a bit more - imagine if you added on half your body weight!!! I don't know if I'll quite believe the claims I've seen of 1lb quail til I see one with my own eyes! Rolling Eyes
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