The Snow Mountains Quail, also called Snow Mountain Quail is a fairly large quail species with its 11” (280mm) length.
You can find them almost exclusively on the alpine grasslands of New Guineas Irian Jaya at around 9000 feet (3000 meters) above sea level.
Their nest is a shallow hole scraped in the ground under the edge of a tussock in which the hen lays up to three eggs. The colour of the eggs is pale brown with dark spots. We have no information of their incubation period at present.
The Snow Mountains Quail is a vegetarian, feeds on various seeds, leaves, flowers and other vegetable matter.
The Indonesian government doesn’t protect them so their conservation status has become near threatened.
British researchers say that eggs should be pronounced a super-food, as it has a very good impact on our health and even helps to fight obesity. According to nutritionists the egg as food is one of the richest in good in essential ingredients and we all should consume at least one a day. The Nutrition and Food Science magazine...
The Breeding Stock There are generally two main methods of breeding that are normally practiced in quail breeding. One is when you have mixed sex quails in a cage/ housing. The male-female rate should be 1:2.5 which means 4 quail cockerels to 10 quail hens. If you breed quails on a larger scale or don’t have the time necessary to spend on the other...
We get a lot of emails in which you guys ask how to sex quails i.e. how to tell which one is a male or a female. I have a bit of time now so I'll give you a little guide here.
The following guidance and drawings will describe you in detail how to build a simple quail cage that will hold up to 12 Japanese or Jumbo Japanese Quail. This size should be enough to provide healthy quail eggs for a small family.
If we want to keep Japanese quails for eggs on a small scale we have pretty much 3 options as to where to keep them. The first two options are maybe fancier but these will produce the least amount of eggs for your family. We won’t discuss them in detail but we’ll mention them anyway.