Gold Coturnix Hatching egg set
** 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.
Golden Manchurians are a special color variation of Coturnix Quail, and they are sometimes just simply referred to as Gold Coturnix. The Golden Manchurian is a distinct variety with very light golden coloring. Males are lighter and more solid in color, and females are a bit darker and have more red and brown striping and patterning as well as stripes on the face. These are plump, hardy, and attractive little birds.
The Golden Manchurian coloring was first discovered and bred by Albert Marsh in 1960, a result of a natural mutation in his flock of brown-colored Coturnix Quail. The golden color is a dominant gene, so even when a golden is bred to the brown variations, you will get gold offspring.
Golden Manchurian Coturnix Quail are solid dual-purpose production birds. They can lay over 100 eggs per year beginning at about 6-7 weeks of age. They are also efficient as meat birds, reaching adult size in 6-8 weeks and weighing 3-6 ounces. Coturnix Quail are easy and simple to raise. They do not need much space and are quiet and calm. In many places where chickens may be not allowed or would be too noisy and obtrusive, quail would make a great substitute species.
Prolific eggs, quality meat, quick growth rate, and dependable reproduction make these birds perfect as a small farm enterprise or for a serious homestead. Golden Manchurian Coturnix Quail do well on a game bird or turkey starter feed.