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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:36 pm 
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Dapper Duck
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Hi,
I am interested in breeding some quail for the table and also for eggs. I do have an incubator, but I would prefer they were naturally hatched and raised with their mother. I guess I need a breed that goes broody and is a good mum. The bigger the better too.


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coturnix


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I'd agree Coturnix also called Jap Quail.
They are non broody but lay particularly well, hatch to maturity is around 6 weeks and there is a jumbo line available for the table.
If you stuff them, one per person is all that's needed with veg.
As a chef I've stuffed them with a bread stuffing and also with a pork/veal forcemeat similar to what you would use for turkey.
To marinate and BBQ maybe 2 per person is all that's required if butterflied and cooked quickly on a Webber type BBQ..
The eggs are a good size to boil and pickle for nibbles with drinks or are a nice addition to a tossed salad.
Their productive life is around 18 mths.
The incubation period is just 16 days.

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