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

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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 99.5-99.75º F
Humidity = wet bulb humidity of around 84-86º F

California Valley Quail
Incubation period = 22-23 days
Temperature = approximately 99.75 degrees F
Humidity = 84 to 86 degrees F wet bulb

Gambel’s Quail
Incubation period = 21-23 days
Temperature = approximately 99.75 degrees F
Humidity = wet bulb of 83 F

Mountain Quail
Incubation period = 24-25 days
Temperature = approximately 99.75 degrees F
Humidity = Wet Bulb of 82 to 84 degrees F

Blue Scaled Quail
Incubation period = 22-23 days
Temperature = approximately 99.75 degrees F
Humidity = Humidity: 82 to 84 degrees F wet bulb.

Harlequin Quail
Incubation period =15-18 days
Temperature = 37.6° Celsius
Humidity = ?

Mearns Quail
Incubation period = 24 – 25 days

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Mixing Quail Breeds

I have been asked if it is possible to mix quail breeds and here is my response;

I have some japanese quail in an aviary and I have a 100 quail in a barn that are a mixture of breeds (mainly Italian) and was thinking of mxing the Japanese in with the Italian but have read that quail are very territorial and that if you want to mix different sets of quail then to put them all into a new pen/aviary.

When I got my 100 quail I was told that there some were Italian, some English and some French and they were brought up together and are all fine in the same barn.

I don’t have experience of mixing Japanese and Californian quail so not sure if they will mix together ok.

If you do decide to go ahead and cannot mix them in a different pen then I have also read that if you take the resident quail out of their housing and make the environment look different and then put them back with the new quail then they may think that they are in a new enclosure. as I have said this is only what I have read and unfortunately I haven’t any experience of mixing quail.
As I was thinking of putting my 13 Japanese quail in with my others I thought I might put them inside a run in the barn to begin with and see how they react. This could also be an option for you. You could add the Californian quail to a pen inside the aviary so both sets of birds can see each other and get used to each other and then mix them togther when the light fades. That’s a point worth noting that it may be a good idea to mix the quail when the light is fading and the birds are less active.

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