The Texas A&M or White Coturnix Quail Have Been Specially Bred to Become the Perfect White Meat Bird.
The Texas A&M Quail like the Jumbo Brown, have been mistakenly identified by many as a genetically altered quail. When in fact, these quail are also the result of very fine tuned cross breeding. The same as the Jumbo Brown, the A&M quail were developed at the university. The cross breeding work of DR. Fred Thornberry had a lot to do with the development of this bloodline. Dr. Lee Cartwright used that work to cross breed back to develop this white quail bloodline.
The Texas A&M are somewhat smaller than the Jumbo Brown, but over twice the size of the standard size coturnix. They will dress out on average of about ten ounces.
However, these quail, like the standard of the coturnix specie, have the same quick maturity rate. Like the Jumbo Brown, the Texas A&M are in high demand by many restaurants.
Thoughts on Texas A&M Quail
These quail are easy to raise and have a quick turn around rate due to their fast maturity. Like all Coturnix Quail, these birds help keep overhead lower by being ready for slaughter at six weeks of age.