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You've never seen a dressed quail this big! Weighing in as heavy as 14.7 oz, dressed, these Jumbo Giant quail will produce some fantastic meat birds. Purely Poultry's Jumbo Giant Quail Eggs are the hybrid joy of their creator and will astound you with quality and fertility rates.
These giant quails are also lovely! They have a natural and subtle beauty that makes them a captivating addition to a bird collection and also makes them great for hunting. The Jumbo Giant Bobwhite Quail can also help in diversifying a farm operation by adding new products - Quail meat and eggs.
Range: Wild Bobwhite Quail can be found throughout North America.
Habitat: Bobwhite Quail are very adaptable and seem to be comfortable living in proximity to human habitations. They seem to thrive in woody edges of meadows, within multiflora rose, abandoned farms, and unused agricultural fields.
Status in Aviculture: Bobwhite Quail are a favorite in aviculture, and these Georgia Giants are particularly popular, due to their productivity and mild disposition.
Breeding: Bobwhite Quail are monogamous, and the Georgia Giant line matures at about 22 weeks. They are usually ready to lay at week 30.
Incubation: Georgia Giant Bobwhite Quail can successfully hatch and raise their chicks, however, the use of an incubator can produce more offspring. Incubation is 23-24 days.
Lifespan: Five years or more is a normal lifespan.
Size: This line of quail is one of the largest of all Bobwhites. Georgia Giant Bobwhite Quail usually mature between 14 and 18 ounces.
Housing Requirements: Adequate space and protection are necessary as the birds will fly, and they do not do well if overcrowded. Providing natural brush piles or hiding spots will make quail husbandry less stressful. Georgia Giant Bobwhite Quail are strong and hardy but should be provided with proper shelter in cold weather.
Diet: Quail need a 24% protein feed. A feed with protein derived from a meat source and with added B-12 can boost your success with these birds. They also appreciate the ability to forage.
Miscellaneous Notes: These birds have been very successfully used in training hunting dogs.