Jumbo Japanese Quail Standards and Colors

We have been working with over a dozen professional breeders to outline a working Standard for the Jumbo Japanese Quail.

Our own “Tatanka” standard calls for a bird to reach 10 oz. (280g) by 42 days. We cull often.

We only set eggs that are at least 14 grams.

We have been keeping track of our weights weekly for over 15 hatches now, crossing the fastest growing coturnix. Here is a link to our online data library and our weight standards we use.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0ApN9sh2vhDvXdEN3VzBRdG9VNUwzc3lZSmhHS01HaWc&output=html

We have several birds that reached 320+ grams by 42 days. These birds now make up the bulk of our breeding program.

The Jumbo White Quail below is from JamesMarie Farms, it is just 44 days old and 370 grams in this video below.

We will be crossing this bird with our largest brown “Tatanka” Quail.

 

We have also been working on Coturnix Color Standards and we have several threads on various forums attributed to our team of breeders.

The Tatanka Breeders Club on BYC

Let’s PlanĀ  Quail egg hatch

QuailShaq 101

Coturnix Egg Sizes and Shapes

Grading Coturnix Sizes

The Hunt for The White Buffalo Quail

Purest Colors of the Coturnix Quail

 

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A Large White Japanese Quail

A large, white, Japanese Quail hen started us on our way on our Coturnix project.

It is fitting we start the first post with a picture of one of her offspring.

We cull hard and keep few breeders. Our mission is simply, “Quality over Quantity”.

This young hen is one of our “exhibition” quality, foundation stock.

 

 

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