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#1 2016-01-04 23:50:18

silkielove
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From: NS
Registered: 2013-09-10
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Snowflake Bobwhites verses Coturnix

I breed colored Coturnix for chicks, eggs and meat. I saw some Snowflake Bobwhites the other day and they got me interested - they're so beautiful! Has anyone had both that they can compare them? What are they like for breeding / eggs / meat / temperaments?

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#2 2016-01-05 04:06:52

Bowker Acres
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From: Unity, Sask.
Registered: 2010-12-02
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Re: Snowflake Bobwhites verses Coturnix

I have had both coturnix and a pair of bobwhites.  The coturnix were much more docile and domesticated.  They layed well and never gave me any trouble.  I hatched hundreds of them.  I had one pair of bobwhites.  They did not take well to being confined.  They require much more space. They seem to have a more "wild" personality.  I did not like them.  They layed fewer eggs and were harder to hatch.  This is just my personal experience though.  The bobwhites are beautiful birds though.

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#3 2016-01-07 01:06:11

silkielove
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From: NS
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Re: Snowflake Bobwhites verses Coturnix

Thanks for the reply. Size wise, are they the same size?

Did you have buttons?

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#4 2016-01-07 04:24:14

Bowker Acres
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Re: Snowflake Bobwhites verses Coturnix

Bobwhites are bigger. I hoped they would be better for meat.  I have never had buttons. They are really just pets though.

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