I was asked about the market age for Texas A M quail, so have done some research into slaughter ages for quail.
I have been asked, “hi i have been approached by my local butcher for some quail i incubate TEXAS A M QUAIL as it is a larger bird but what age is it best to kill for table purposes thanks. Carl”
Here is my response.
Thanks for your question re quail. Sorry it’s taken a while to get back to you but I don’t raise quail for meat so wasn’t sure of the answer. I have googled it and looked through all my books and I can’t find a specific answer. What I did read was that it is from 6 weeks:
Bob White Market Age is 6-16 weeks
Coturnix Japonica market age is 6 weeks but also read that it was 9 weeks.
Cross bred the market age is 6 weeks
I read that the Texas A M quail reach market age at 6 to 7 weeks.
I have a quail forum and will add your question there to see if any members know the age for slaughter.
Hope this helps.
Sara @ farmingfriends
Do you have any information about quail market ages?
If you keep quail and want to ask a question to get some advice or just to chat about your quail then why not join the free farmingfriends quail forum.