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Grant Lipscomb
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« on: January 04, 2014, 04:41:32 PM »

Hello all
I plan on raising a few quail for meat, which breed would be the best? Thanks Grant
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 06:15:11 PM »

Hi grant, Texas A&M quail & Butler Bobwhite quail make good table birds.
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 04:08:24 PM »

I would strongly recommend checking state and local ordinances first to make sure you don't pick something you are not allowed to have or requiring special licensing or permits. 
That being said I would recommend Jumbo Brown Coturnix quail.  The are easy to sex by color for breeding and are easy to find making them cheaper than some other types.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 10:12:41 PM »

I agree.  It depends on taste and what you want and can have.  The Bobwhite is a good eating bird but it takes months for them to grow to a proper weight for eating.  The coturnix family matures in 6-8 weeks and most people we sell to prefer them.  They are a dark meat bird compared to bobwhite but takes less time and money to raise them to eat plus nearly every state they are legal to propagate since they are not native or indiginous to that state.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2014, 07:08:53 AM »

Backyardquail has got it right.

I would strongly recommend checking state and local ordinances first to make sure you don't pick something you are not allowed to have or requiring special licensing or permits. 
That being said I would recommend Jumbo Brown Coturnix quail.  The are easy to sex by color for breeding and are easy to find making them cheaper than some other types.

WV DNR regs states all game birds Bobwhite quail and all sub species, Ring-necked pheasants and all sub species, Chukar and what else that may be out there whether indigenous to WV or not belong the the State of WV.

You must have a State business license before you can apply for a WV DNR game farm license. Call Charleston DNR Law enforcement for the game farm application and for the rules and regs on pen construction. There is paperwork for everything you do with these birds which includes eating them.

Good luck!

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