Jumbo Quail Hatching Eggs


Jumbo Quails are slightly larger than normal Quails, but lay smaller eggs. They are great birds to keep and have high hatch rates. The two main types of Jumbo Quails commonly available are - Jumbo Brown Corturnix and Jumbo Bobwhite.

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100+ James Marie Jumbo Brown Pharoah Coturnix Quail Hatching Egg Incubation NPIP

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Jumbo Quails


Jumbo Quails are of two types the Jumbo Coturnix Quail and the Jumbo Bobwhite Quail. Both are prolific in laying eggs which hatch in 16-17 days. The Jumbo Quails are also great birds for the table.

Features

The approximate size of each of the birds is about 10 inches and would weigh no more than 10-12 ounce. It is quite easy to sex these birds males have a chestnut colored chest without any spots. On the other hand females have brown spots on their chest. The birds are also pretty quiet and do not make a lot of noise. Jumbo Quails are social birds and can form colonies. You can keep them in small colonies of 4 with a male and three females making up the group. Since Jumbo Quails are polygamous a single male would easily serve all the three females. The Jumbo Bobwhite Quail are much more docile than the Jumbo Coturnix Quail. The Jumbo Coturnix Quail are also more prolific in breeding.

Caring

Although you can keep the quails in cage, but the best option would be to get an aviary. An aviary of 15-20 sq ft should be enough for your entire flock of 4 quails. The aviary allows the birds to be in contact with the ground where they can forage for insects. This is more natural to birds and helps them to stay healthy and happy.

However if you opt for a cage then make sure that the birds feel secure. It has often been noticed that a Jumbo Quail when frightened will fly straight up. In the process they hurt their head. While selecting the cage, make sure that it is not only where the birds will stay but it is also the area for them to roam around. So have enough space for them to move about freely.

Also since these birds are pretty small in size they will lose out if they have to compete for food and water with larger birds. So ideally they should be kept separate and not mixed with larger birds.

Breeding

For the best breeding results you will need a good breeding stock. Make sure the birds are healthy, fertile and unrelated. It also helps to have at least a couple of male Jumbo Quails as that will ensure that even if one of the males is not performing, you will still have chances of breeding.

To ensure breeding always have lights on. The increased temperature stimulates breeding. When the birds are left for 101-2 hours at a temperature of about 50 degree Fahrenheit (10 degree Celsius) the birds will start breeding. But the birds should not be rushed into breeding. Make sure that they receive enough sunlight and have a healthy protein-rich diet.

The laying season is between March and October.

The incubation period is of 17 days after which the eggs hatch. If using an incubator then make sure that the eggs are no old than 7 days. While placing them inside the incubator let the pointed ends face down. Regularly turn the eggs around, but stop doing so a couple of days prior to the eggs hatching.