Common Name and Incubation Periods of Quail Eggs


Common Name and Incubation Periods of Quail Eggs

Button Quail

Incubation Period 16 days. Brown, mottled with black colored eggs. Very tiny chicks, can slip through 1/2 inch hardware cloth. Sometimes called Chinese Painted Quail. Button Quail are small, neat, and relatively quiet.

Bobwhite

Incubation Period 21-23 days. Eggs are white. also known was Bob White Quail and is a ground dwelling bird native to the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The name northern bobwhite or Bob White derives from its characteristic whistling call.

Coturnix Quail

Incubation Period 16-17 days. Brown, mottled with black colored eggs. Also known as the Pharaoh Quail, Migratory Quail and Japanese (Coturnix) Quails. They are commercially raised for meat and eggs. Find hatching coturnix quail eggs and Japanese Quail Eggs here.

Gambel’s Quail

Incubation Period 21-23 days. Pale buff to white eggs with moderate pink and brown spots. Gambel’s quail can be commonly confused with California Quail due to similar plumage.

California Valley Quail

Incubation Period 22-23 days. Buff or cream colored eggs with brown spots. The California quail also known as valley quail became the official state bird of California in 1931. Find California quail eggs for sale here.


Common Name and Incubation Periods of Quail Eggs
Common Name and Incubation Periods of Quail Eggs

Mountain Quail

Incubation Period 24-25 days. Pale buff to cream colored eggs with no spotting. Mountain Quail can be a challenging and rewarding type to raise.

Montezuma Quail

Incubation Period 24-25 days. Eggs are White. Montezuma Quail Chicks need help to learn how to eat. An unusual feature of this species is the long claws, which it uses for digging.

Elegant Quail

Incubation Period 22-23 days. Eggs are White. Chicks may not start eating on their own. Also known as Benson or Douglas Quail. The most notable feature is the golden-buff crest of the male.

Scaled Quail
Quail Egg Incubation Period 22-23 days. Pale Buff to cream eggs with light spotting. The Scaled Quail is named for the scaly appearance of its breast and back feathers. Scaled Quail are also known as the Blue Quail or Cottontop.

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