Jumbo Egyptian Coturnix

If you are primarily wanting to produce food, the jumbos are what you want. Large and vigorous, they excel at producing gourmet quality eggs and meat. Most people that try quail eggs agree that they taste even better than chicken eggs. They are reputed to be healthier also, but I don’t know if those claims are accurate.

These have genes for “rouge”, making them much lighter in color than the Pharoah. This line is from Myshire, a well known quail farm in Ohio, and these are also Jumbos. The rouge gene is sexlinked and by crossing this line with the JMF Jumbos, I will be able to sex the chicks at hatch and also expect improve production from these hybrids.

I am sometimes asked to compare these to the JMF Jumbo Wilds. They are very similar, I can’t make out enough differences to declare one better than the other. It “seems” like the young JMF hens lay larger eggs and more double yolkers. That is not always an advantage. For packaging egg to sell, many of the JMF eggs are simply too large to fit into the cartons, even cartons made for jumbo eggs.