- Pharaoh Coturnix Quail
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The Pharaoh Coturnix quail are mature after 6 weeks of age and are full grown at 10 weeks of age. Males have a reddish tint on the breast, while the hens have a grey-mottled breast. The Pharaoh Coturnix quail are very popular in Europe and Asia and are very hardy and do very well released in America. The males start to crow at about 5-6 wks of age and hens start laying at 7 wks. They are very easy to keep but need to be kept in cages above the ground. Pharaoh Coturnix like to take dust baths in hot weather. Dressed weight at maturity is 4 -4.4 ounces.
The eggs are high in protein, contain good cholesterol, and have a high concentration of minerals and vitamins. Comparing quail eggs to chicken egg, one quail egg contains six times more vitamin B1, and 15 times more vitamin B2. The quail eggs also contain iron, folate, pantotheric acid, phosphorus, riboflavin and selenium.
The early Egyptians and Chinese used the quail eggs to treat many health problems. Since 1967 they've been used to treat asthma, impotence and numerous allergies.
The Coturnix quail eggs have also proven to be very beneficial in fighting more than 300 diseases. A protein component in the eggs is extracted to make vaccines.
To add the quail eggs to your own healthy diet, you can prepare the eggs in ways that you prefer. The best healthy use is to eat them raw. Be sure to wash them first in boiling water. Quail eggs do not contain salmonella, as chicken eggs sometimes might, because of the increased amount of lysozyme which kills bacteria. The raw eggs contribute to stomach health. You can add one or two raw eggs to a protein shake, a smoothie or juice.
- Weights - Hen -------4 - 5 1.2 Cock----5-6 oz
- Purpose - Meat or eggs
- Egg Color - Small tinted white eggs with speckles
- Egg Production - Good 200-300 eggs per year
- Mating Ratio: 8 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 0 to 2 feet
- Country of Origin - Japan
- APA: No
- ALBC: No
- Breeder Farm Source-"Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breed Farm" developing our bloodline or strain of Pharaoh Coturnix quail since 1981.
Quail good Review by Brad
Quail good meat and eggs
friendly active flying
(Posted on 11/19/2019)
GOOD Review by ROYBOY
I love to raise and eat them. (Posted on 9/28/2018)
great birds, easy to raise Review by Jack
These are great birds, especially for folks with limited space. I've raised most kinds of poultry at one time or other, and despite their small size and need for appropriate-sized feeders, waterers, etc. and an incubator, I think they are one of the easiest birds to raise. The chicks are the size of bumblebees, very active and hardy. Coturnix are a lot easier to raise than Bobwhites, which in my opinion are very difficult to raise. Perhaps that's because Coturnix have been domesticated for a long time. (Posted on 9/1/2018)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Larry December 2015
Liked your youtube video! (Posted on 12/28/2015)