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The Quail Showdown: Jumbo Coturnix vs Standard Coturnix Quail

Hello, bird buddies! Today, we're going to chat about two of the coolest birds you might find in a backyard coop: the Jumbo Coturnix Quail and the Standard Coturnix Quail. They're a lot alike, but they have some big differences too. Let's dive in!

First off, you may be wondering, what is a Coturnix Quail? Well, they're small birds that people often keep for their eggs, just like chickens. But unlike chickens, they are super tiny and oh-so-cute!

Now, there are two types we're focusing on: the Jumbo Coturnix Quail and the Standard Coturnix Quail. The biggest difference? You guessed it! Size.

Here is a video from Myshire Farm that explains some of the differences between Jumbos and Standards.


Jumbo Coturnix Quails are the big brothers and sisters in the quail family. They can weigh as much as a can of soup, around 12-14 ounces. Imagine that! On the other side, the Standard Coturnix Quails are smaller, about the weight of half a soup can, or 6-7 ounces. Even though they are smaller, they are just as amazing as their jumbo siblings!

You know what's also cool about these quails? They are egg-laying superstars! They both love to lay eggs almost all year round if they get enough light. But the Jumbo's eggs are a smidge bigger. So, if you're dreaming of a big breakfast, Jumbo Quail's eggs might be your best bet.

But it's not just about the eggs. Some people raise quail for their meat too. That's another reason why the Jumbo Quail is so popular. It's bigger, so it has more meat. But don't worry, the Standard Quail is just as tasty!

Alright, now let's talk about growing up. Both the Jumbo and Standard Quails are like the superheroes of the bird world. They grow up super-fast! In just 6 weeks, they can go from cute little chicks to adult quails who are ready to start laying eggs. The Jumbo Quail just grows a tad faster.

One more thing to think about is space. Just like you and me, quails need room to move around. Because they are bigger, Jumbo Quails need a bit more room. So, if you're thinking about getting some quail, make sure you have enough space for them to live happily.

In the end, whether you choose Jumbo Coturnix Quails or Standard Coturnix Quails, you're in for a treat. These birds are fun to watch, and they give back with yummy eggs or meat. It's like having your own little farm right in your backyard. How cool is that?

Remember, every bird is special, no matter its size. So whether you go for the jumbo or the standard, you'll have some new feathery friends that will make your day a little bit brighter. Happy bird-keeping, friends!

There you have it - a quick guide to Jumbo Coturnix Quails vs Standard Quails. Do you have any other questions about these amazing birds? Drop a comment below and let's keep the quail chat going!

1 comment

  • freda davis

    freda davis

    November 16, 2023

    good message

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