These are general guidelines only. Your experience may vary depending on a number of variables (such as local climate, incubation temperature, feed composition, etc).
|QuailExperts.com||Incubation Period||Feathered||Eggs||Butcher Date|
|Bobwhite||22 days||5 weeks||20 - 22 weeks||12 weeks|
|Button||18 days||4-5 weeks||6 - 8 weeks||N/A|
- Texas A&M
- English White
|17 days||4 - 5 weeks||7 - 10 weeks||8 Weeks|
|Gambrel||22 days||5 weeks||20 - 22 weeks||N/A|
- Boiler - A bird raised with the purpose of providing meat.
- Brooder - A temporary environment for growing chicks.
- Candling - The process of shining a bright light through an egg to check fertility or monitor a developing embryo.
- Cock - A male bird.
- Fart Egg - A very small egg containing no yoke.
- Hen - A female bird.
- Incubator - A device that creates an environment ideal for hatching eggs. Incubators will provide a controlled temperature and humidity level.
- Layer - A bird raised with the purpose of providing eggs.
- Pip & Zip - The process of a chick emerging from its shell. The chick creates a small hole (pip). After a short rest, the chick pecks through the shell along a line (zip). At this point, the chick starts to wedge the egg apart.
- Bobwhite - Provides egg and meat. Often used for hunting/dog training.
- Button - Smaller breed primarily for show/pet.
- Gambel - Show/pet bird with feather plume on top of head.
- Jumbo Coturnix/Pharaoh - Larger breed for egg production and meat (dark meat). Require less space per bird.
- Texas A&M - Larger breed for for egg production and meat (white meat). Require less space per bird.