GOLDEN ITALIAN – COTURNIX QUAIL
At present there are a few true breeding mutations of the Coturnix Quail, of which the GOLDEN ITALIAN is one. It is my intention to keep this strain pure and not mix it with other strains such as the English / Texan A and M Whites, Tibetan / Tuxedo and Fharoahs (Wild Colored Quail) all which I also breed. Each of these strains has specific characteristics such as plumage, conformation and size, temperament, egg and meat production ability, etc. These characteristics I intend to maintain and develop for each strain within the limitations provided by the limited genetic material available. Careful responsible breeding and strenuous selection would result in birds with as low an inbreeding co-efficient as possible and hopefully a more disease resistant, highly fertile, healthy, happy, beautiful and productive quail at the end of the day.
These birds are beautiful fawn colored with speckles all over and no bars. Males often have a brownish head that appears to belong to a different bird. The Italian Quail has specifically been bred for maximum egg production and is slightly smaller in size than the other breeds, even though it lays an egg of equal size. Temperament is very docile and calm.
It is now your opportunity to share in this development of purebred GOLDEN ITALIAN QUAIL BREEDING GROUPS or GOLDEN ITALIAN QUAIL FERTILE HATCHING EGGS.
I also breed Tibetan, Fharoah and White Coturnix Quail Eggs and Breeding Groups
With the project in its infancy it is not possible to guarantee 100 % true coloring from eggs.