Jumbo Wisconsin Bobwhite Quail Eggs
** Hatching Eggs will produce a straight run of chicks *****
Purely Poultry guarantees our eggs to be a minimum of 80% Fertile upon candling and notification 3 days prior to hatch. Due to variables beyond our control, we do NOT guarantee hatch rates.
- Breeding season late spring into summer
- Clutch size 12-15 eggs
- incubation period 23-24 days
- calm disposition and are disease-resistant and hardy
- 12-14 ounces
Jumbo Wisconsin Bobwhite Quail are dual-purpose quail. They can be essential production birds as well as high-quality sporting birds.
These quail were bred to create a line of quail in a larger size than most Bobwhite Quail. The meat is flavorful, with a lighter color than many other varieties of quail. Jumbo Wisconsin Bobwhite Quail have a calm disposition, and they are great egg layers, laying over 100 eggs per year. Bobwhite quail lay white eggs. This production ability makes them useful additions to any operation and a great way to add product diversity to a small farm. Quail meat and eggs are both popular and in high demand in gourmet and urban circles.
Jumbo Wisconsin Bobwhite Quail are very traditional-looking American game birds. Although their patterned feathering of rusty browns, tans, and grays are meant to help conceal them in the woodland undergrowth, these are striking birds. Males have a bolder patterning of bright white stripes and darker brown facial markings. Females are more subdued but are very attractive birds.
Bobwhite Quail have become accustomed to human dwellings and farms. Many have naturalized after being released by sporting clubs. They are naturally ground-dwelling and inhabit mostly overgrown meadows, woodland edges, and unused pastures.
Although these birds are hardy and will do fine in most areas of the country and most weather conditions, standard protection from extreme elements as well as predators is necessary. Their enclosure should provide shelter as well as a covering as these birds will fly out. Although quail do naturally live in large social groups or coveys, be sure to provide plenty of room as they do become very stressed if overcrowded.