The Texas quail “Pharaoh” of white color belongs to the meat breed of quails. They are also known as quail albino. The breeding of these birds was carried out by agronomists, breeders from America, and to this day “pharaohs” are bred in the US state of Texas, but recently they are bred in European countries, as well as in Russia.. Speaking about the live weight of quails of this breed, it is worth noting, that the adult bird weighs about 400 grams, and one carcass weighs about 250 grams
In conditions of balanced feeding, some individuals of these quail species can reach a weight of 550 g. , however, such individuals are considered to be fat, and therefore unnecessary for their subsequent reproduction. These birds are distinguished by a thick fluffy plumage, not a narrow back, a convex breast, a short neck, a tail and legs. The beak has a light-fleshy hue, with a dark end. The constitution of birds is dense. The eyes are also dark and fairly large, but with a medium-sized head
Birds have light plumage, sometimes with specks on the body of a dark blue color. Because of the non-standard light-colored plumage of the carcass of the Texas breed, the quails have a beautiful yellow color, and this is appreciated in cooking. The daily requirement for mixed fodder for this breed is the same as for the rest, although they are considered giants in the world of quails. The Texas quail is stress-resistant, calm, they rarely fight among themselves and make little noise. Toddlers grow quickly and gain weight for a shorter time than other quails. From the list of good distinctive features of these quail can be identified the following: a light tint of carcass; low price of meat; rapid growth of birds
With a variety of advantages, these birds also have negative characteristics, in particular: low hatchability (in the range of 75-80%); a low level of egg production (in the range of 65-75%). Activity of males is also low
In conclusion, I want to say that the Texas quail breed is a unpretentious breed of meat direction.
The quail breed “Pharaoh texas white”