Quail animal<<<< Back to domestic animals
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Aves
- Order: Galliformes
- Family: Phasianidae
- Genus: Coturnix
- Scientific Name: Coturnix Coturnix
- Conservation Status: Least Concern
- Habitat: Woodland and forest areas
- Diet: Omnivore
- Size: 11cm - 20cm (4.5in - 7.8in)
- Wing span: 30cm - 37cm (12in - 14.6in)
- Lives: Solitary (wild ones)
- Colors: Brown, Black, White, Blue
- Skin type: Feathers
- Predators: Cats, Snakes, Raccoons
- Reproduction: 6 eggs
- Distinctive Features: Small body size and brightly coloured eggs
Quail (Coturnix coturnix) lives generally cultivated lands in the hill and plain.
It is a bird the size of a thrush, the youngest and the only species in the order Galliformes, it is a migratory bird in Romania.
They are widespread in Central and birds are scared.
In our country, raising quail is not considered a profitable business, given that it is a very developed culture and people refrain from eating meat and quail eggs.
It is very important to know that quail food is a significant proportion of the investment made by a breeder. In our practice more feeding dry feed in varying combinations.
A regular feeding process may consist of a diet close to that of chicken, supplemented with protein. Can produce in 24 hours, even two eggs.
So it is very important the quality of feed used in feeding, bird health and influencing its quality, while the quality of eggs.
Because quail eggs contain a large amount of minerals and annually submit at least 200 eggs must ensure a diet rich in calcium and phosphorus.
Body color is brown longitudinal streaks tan-colored and dark. Chin male has a dark brown stain.
If gender difference in adult quail is very easy because the colors are different and specific front roosters stripes that appear at an early age.
Their colors vary from white to brown, or even be colored.
One advantage of growing quail is that they do not need a large space in which to grow.
Quails lay their eggs in hollows they dig themselves not seek a special place for depositing eggs, as happens in chickens. In warm areas, they produce eggs even in winter.
The incubation period is 16 days. After incubation, the first day offspring become independent. Their lifetime depends mostly eating.
Quails closed in cages barely reach the age of two years, while copies lucky, with more freedom, more space to move can live even 8-10 years.
Did you know that:
Quail eggs can be used to treat a large number of diseases.
A quail egg contains five times more phosphorus, eight times more iron than six times the amount of vitamin B1 and vitamin B2 15 times more than the one of the hen.
Quail egg was used for therapeutic purposes by the ancient Egyptians and Chinese to treat asthma and sexual impotence.