Quail is a small ground-nesting game bird in the pheasant family Phasianidae with a weight of 200-350g. Quail was domesticated in the 16th century in China. Breeding works have given different varieties of quails in the world:

  • Japanese quail
  • Button, King, Chinese-Painted or Blue-Breasted quail
  • (Northern) Bobwhite quail
  • Gambel's quail
  • Mearn's quail
  • Mountain quail
  • Scaled quail
  • California (Valley) quail
  • Manipur Bush quail
  • Jungle Bush quail
baby quail


  • It is one of the best eggs among birds, 250-300 eggs a year
  • The average weight of an egg is 13-15 g
  • Female is larger than male (weight 30-50 g)
  • Laying eggs begins 35-40 days
  • Quail broilers are made into meat at 35-55 days.