Japanese quail

The Japanese quail is used mainly for table and egg production, and is a good dual purpose bird. Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kannur under Kerala Agricultural University has produced video album containing songs and visuals on Japanese Quail production under Creative Extension series.

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The Japanese quail is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Attempts to release Japanese quail in North America for hunting were not successful. Very fast maturation, prolific reproduction, and ease of husbandry, made the Japanese quail a popular laboratory animal in the fields of developmental, neuroendocrine and behavioral biology. As with most, if not all, temperate zone birds the reproductive system of Japanese quail is under the control of photoperiod: long photoperiods (above about 12.5 hrs) stimulate the development and maturation of the gonads. More

The Japanese Quail, Coturnix japonica, is a species of quail found in East Asia. They are a migratory species, breeding in Manchuria, southeastern Siberia, and northern Japan, and wintering in the south of Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and southern China. They dwell in grasslands and cultivated fields. The plumage of the Japanese Quail is a speckled yellow-brown, with a creamy white strip above the eye. Adults are approximately 20 centimeters in length. The species is abundant across most of its range. More

Notes: It is rare that a Japanese Quail will sit on their own eggs. Most cases you must incubate the eggs yourself. it's a relatively simple procedure if you know what to do and master the basics. Most important is the correct incubator teperature! (95-100 F) . Eggs are edible and taste like chicken eggs, but less tangy. Personal Notes: My first Quail: Chase, Farscape and Squick - bought summer of 2005. First started breeding: I started breeding J. Quail Summer of 2005. More

quantities of Japanese quail for meat. Japanese quail are widely distributed in Europe and Asia and in Japan these quail were kept as pets until 1910 when they became popular to the Japanese in egg and meat production. Japanese quail were introduced to the United States by 1870. Japanese quail have a strong family life. They mate for life, care for their young, are territorial and dust bathe. Dust bathing is a normal and important behavior for the quail to keep clean. More

The Japanese Quail IS a fast growing hardy bird. They are mature at around 6 weeks of age and are laying eggs by around 7-8 weeks of age. I have to say they taste very delicious. Males are characterized by a rusty brown throat and breast feathers while the hens have a lighter cream colored feathering on the neck with black stripes and dotting on the breast. More

The "silver" Japanese quail is an interesting model for the comparative study of the effects of MITF in birds and mammals. Further investigation using a chicken family segregating for the "blue" plumage and molecular data will be needed to confirm if the "blue" plumage in chicken results from a mutation in MITF. More

Experiments with Japanese quail have shown that their sexual preferences as adults are influenced by the precise individuals to whom they are exposed at an earlier age. Their preferred mate is one like, but not too... More

Japanese quail can usually be sexed on the basis of chest colouration & markings. In some cases however, such as Tuxedo, Range and White mutations this distinction cannot be made, but hen are invariably larger than their mates any event, but you may want to vent sex them to make certain. Cock birds have a special cloacal gland, which produces whitish foam balls when they are in breeding condition. These are deposited on the ground of their quarters. More

HISTORY: Japanese quail have been widely distributed in Europe and Asia. Egyptians used to trap large quantities from their farm lands for meat. In Japan, these birds were kept as pets beginning in the eleventh century. By 1910 however, Japanese quail became popular in Japan for egg and meat production. They were introduced in the United States by bird fanciers around 1870. It has been reported that wild Coturnix lay eggs in small clutches of 5-12 eggs and incubate them naturally. More

Japanese quails are a dual purpose bird and both their eggs and meat are valued. Many quail breeders would rear them in brooder cages. These can be as little as a day old to some more mature quails of the age of four weeks. The quails need to be kept under strong lights which produce enough heat for the quails to remain healthy. The lights have to be left on all night as they are perfect for stimulating the birds to lay eggs. They have to be fed thrice a day. More

incubation of Japanese quail eggs on hatchability, egg weight loss, hatch weight, and embryo mortality. A total of 150 Japanese quails (Coturnix japonica) were used for egg collections. The eggs were divided into three experimental groups: low humidity group (36.05±6.06% RH; n=100), intermediate humidity group (52.25±4.99% RH; n=100) and high humidity group (76.50±4.44% RH; n=100). Each group of eggs was incubated in an individual incubator, according to its experimental relative humidity during incubation. More

observed in Japanese quail inoculated with most avain viruses, neutralizing antibody or virus was detected, indicating presence of an inapparent infection. In one experiment, neutralizing antibody was detected in a comparable number of quail and chickens after inoculation with avian leukosis virus. Avian leukosis virus viremia was observed at 12 and 70 days postinoculation, with the COFAL (complement fixation for avian leukosis) titers similar for quail and chickens. More

AbstractBackgroundThe genetics of plumage of Japanese quail is of interest both from a biological standpoint, for comparative studies between avian species, and from a zootechnical standpoint, for identifying commercial selection lines or crosses. There are only few plumage mutations reported in quail, and the present work describes a new color variant "rusty" and a new feather structure "curly", and their heredity from an F1 and F2 segregation experiment. More

Japanese Quail - This is a great little bird that produces a high yeild of eggs. The plumage of the Japanese Quail is a speckled yellow-brown, with a creamy white strip above the eye. Adults are approximately 20 centimeters in length. They are easy to keep either indoors or outdoors. Mostly used in the bottom of avery's cleaning up and dropped food. Quail are at POL at about 6 weeks old and can be sexed quite early at about 4 weeks. More

* 1 Japanese Quail Production * 2 Japanese Quail Production in Australia * 3 Acknowledgements * 4 See Also * 5 External links Japanese Quail Production Japanese quail Coturnix japonica are a subspecies of Coturnix coturnix. They were domesticated in China which is now the world’s largest producer of quail meat (150,000 tonnes per year). More

The Japanese Quail (Coturnix japonica), is a species of quail found in East Asia. They breed in much of Manchuria, southeastern Siberia, and northern Japan. They migrate further south to southern Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and southern China. Their habitat is grasslands and cultivated field. It is an abundant species across most of its range. The adult Japanese Quail is about 7.88 inches in length. It is speckled yellow-brown, with a cream colored white strip above the eye. More

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to be one, on Japanese Quail, I still have a lot to learn. There are many other people, with far more knowledge then me, out there. At the moment I sell mainly fertile eggs and send them all around Australia. This site is under constant construction and any input is more then welcome, I try to add other peoples way of doing things in here as well. More

Japanese quails are produced mainly for their eggs and meat. Starters from day-old to four weeks of age are reared in brooder cages provided with strong lighting to give heat. They are fed 3 times daily with quail starter mesh. Growers and layers are from four weeks to about one year old. They are housed in layer cages which are 5 or 6-tiered. They are fed with quail layer or breeder feed twice daily. Lighting is left on during the night to stimulated the birds to lay eggs. More

Japanese quail are hardy birds that thrive in small cages and are inexpensive to keep. They are affected by common poultry diseases but are fairly disease resistant. Japanese quail mature in about 6 weeks and are usually in full egg production by 50 days of age. With proper care, hens should lay 200 eggs in their first year of lay. Life expectancy is only 2 to 2 More

Japanese quail eggs can be incubated in any chicken-egg type of incubator, although the egg trays in some machines may need modifying. Eggs should be placed large end up in the setting tray. Fan-ventilated (forced-draught) incubators Forced-draft incubators should maintain an incubating temperature of 37.5° ± 0.3°C (99.5° ± 0.5°F) and a relative humidity of 60% wet bulb reading of 30° ± 0.5°C (86° ± 1.0°F) until the 14th day of incubation. More

Japanese quail (genus: Coturnix) are genetically designed to forage – to search over wide areas of fertile ground for their food. Japanese quail care for their young, mate for life, nest on the ground, dustbathe, and behave in the many ways that characterize Galliform – ground-dwelling & nesting – birds. Galliforms include chickens, turkeys, pheasants, quails, peafowl, grouse, partridges, guinea fowl, and related birds. Japanese quail have a powerful drive to migrate. More

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Order : Galliformes
Family : Phasianidae
Genus : Coturnix
Species : japonica
Authority : Temminck & Schlegel, 1849