The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between slaughter age and slaughter-carcass characteristics in 2 quail lines. The Japanese quail is the most popular and this breed is thought to be the best breed for beginners. The lower parts of their bodies have a warm, buffy orange color. The Japanese quail, Coturnix japonica, is a species of Old World quail found in East Asia.First considered a subspecies of the common quail, it was distinguished as its own species in 1983. ABOUT JAPANESE QUAIL Females start to lay 6-7 weeks after hatching. Keywords: Crossbreeding, eggs characteristics, Malon quail, Japanese quail INTRODUCTION Along with the increasing population growth, high demand, and public awareness of the importance of the provision of food nutrition, the demands on the need for quail meat tends to increase. J. Poult. The average egg weighs about 10 g, about 8% of the bodyweight of the quail hen. Preview Abstract or chapter one below Format: PDF and MS Word (DOC) pages = 65 ₦ 3,000 Genetic Parameters of Bodyweight and Some Economic Important Traits in the Japanese Quail. Sci., 10 (11): 876-878, 2011 877 Egg collection: Eggs were collected twice (8 am and 5 pm) a day and each egg was given individual identification. Authors Dogan Narinc 1 , Tulin Aksoy, Emre Karaman, Ali Aygun, Mehmet Ziya Firat, Mustafa Kemal Uslu. However, there are only a few studies conducted on meat quality characteristics between the Japanese quail lines, even though there are many reports regarding the effects of genetic selection on ultimate muscle mass and fiber characteristics (Narinc et al., 2013; Choi et al., 2014a; Shin et al., 2015). broiler quail ♂ x selected Japanese quail ♀(MJ), which is good for breeding quails. After adaptation, all female quails were divided into the following groups, group 1, control … Characteristics. 426 generation interval, high rate of egg production, but Japanese quail is also becoming more popular as a source of meat and eggs (Punya Kumari, 2008). Each hen appears to lay eggs with a characteristic shell pattern or colour. characteristics of Japanese quail eggs. Characteristics: Smaller than the Japanese very active maturing early. 2013 Jul;92(7):1735-44. doi: 10.3382/ps.2013-03075. The mean live and carcass weights were 130.56 and 91.65 g, and dressed, breast, thigh and back percentages were 70.24, , 21.70 and 36.41%, respectively. People just like to ‘show off’ using quail eggs when entertaining. Young chicks weigh 6-7 gms when hatched and are brownish with yellow stripes. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was performed in the laboratory of the Department of Poultry Science and Small Animal Husbandry at the Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources of Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra. Their beaks are short, curved, chunky, and black in color. An experiment was conducted to evaluate the additional effects of two ground medicinal herbs oat bran (OB) and dill seed (DS) on serum lipids, carcass characteristics and growth performance in Japanese quails. The best part is that they are so small! In all other aspects, there are similar to the Japanese. Hens are able to lay an average of 200 eggs during their first year. Japanese; Other Names: None: Breed Purpose: Dual-purpose (meat and eggs) Species: Old World Quail: Weight: Generally 100 and 120 grams: Climate Tolerance: Almost all climates: Egg Color : Generally mottled with a background color ranging from white to blue to pale brown: Egg Size/Weight: 8 to 13 grams: Egg Productivity: Up to 300 eggs a year depending on the domesticated lines: Color: … Japanese Quail are a member of the phasianidae family along with pheasants and partridges, and are therefore classified as a true game bird.