Age Of Maturity Of Female Birds

The age of maturity of female birds will differ between species of birds. The maturity refers to the age at which the females reach sexual maturity and will start laying eggs and breeding with their male partners. Quail = about 50 days old (I have observed that female Japanese quail will start to lay eggs … Read more

Incubating Gambel’s Quail Eggs

Gambel’s Quail are are found in arid areas of the southwestern United States and parts of Mexico. The Gambel quail egg is a pale buff to white colour with moderate pink/brown spots. Incubating Gambel’s Quail Eggs Incubation period = 21-23 days Temperature = approximately 99.75 degrees F Humidity = wet bulb of 83 F If … Read more

Incubating Quail Eggs From Different Quail Breeds

I was recently asked about the incubation period and temperature and humidity levels for incubating eggs from different quail breeds. Japanese Coturnix Quail Incubation period = 17 days Temperature = approximately 99.5-99.9º F Humidity = wet bulb humidity of around 84-88º F Bobwhite Quail Incubation period = 21-24 days usually 23-24 days Temperature = approximately … Read more

Guest Appearance – Golden Pheasants By Allandoo Pheasantry

Zoe A. Hunter from Allandoo Pheasantry is a breeder of ornamental and rare species of pheasant. Zoe has written about the Golden Pheasant. The most popular of the Ornamental Pheasants to keep in an aviary is undoubtedly the Golden Pheasant. It is not difficult to see why as the colours of this bird are dazzling. … Read more