Manchurian quails are enrolled in the list of the six most popular varieties of quail in the world. Therefore, it is not surprising that in our country, poultry farmers often breed this high-quality breed.
Manchurian representatives of quails have a huge number of advantages. Perhaps no other breed can boast so many positive reviews. Both for amateurs and professionals, the acquisition of these birds will be a good investment.
Thanks to the beautiful plumage of a golden hue, Manchu quails are often called gold. Such a cover caused interwoven feathers of yellow and brown. In appearance, very similar to Japanese quail. A characteristic feature is the presence of a so-called mask on the head. Color markings can be varied: brown, light nut or reddish. Often, though not always, there are fewer flecks on the body of the male than in the female.
It is possible to determine the sex of a bird during puberty, which falls on the sixth or seventh week old. This can be done by pressing on the cloacal gland, which is located above the cloaca and resembles compaction during palpation. This sign is endowed with males. Individuals of different sexes can differ in size and color of the head. The weight of Manchurian quails is usually small.
Manchurian quails are definitely not credited to any type of productivity. They are attributed to both meat and egg categories. The uncertainty is due to the ambiguity of performance indicators. The egg production of these quails is often lower than that of other breeds and is only 220 pieces per year. The weight of one egg is sixteen grams, exceeding the weight of eggs of other varieties by five or six grams.
Young quails are rapidly gaining weight. The live weight of an adult individual reaches 120-150 grams, and in good factories it reaches 300. The carcasses of birds after slaughter have a good presentation, due to their fleshyness.
When breeding males with females of black British quail, the effect of a sharp increase in live weight of offspring occurs. Therefore, male birds of Manchurian birds are recommended for breeding meat breeds. Surprisingly, frothy secretions can be released from the cloacal gland of males. The purpose of such secretions to date has not been established, but is associated with the active development of the testes and symbolizes early maturity.
To produce edible eggs, females must be placed separately from the males. In order to place the eggs in an incubator, young animals that have reached the threshold of puberty are placed by families.