Painted Desert Sheep
We are excited to announce that coming in 2021 we will be offering Italian Jumbo Coturnix and Celadon quail for sale! We have partnered with Hopkins Heritage Homestead to bring you these homestead essentials.
Quail are a versatile and unique addition to any homestead. Quieter than chickens, they can be kept in the city as there are no ordinances regarding them. Our birds are exceptional as we provide mineral supplementation, probiotics and electrolytes and high protein feeds.
There are many benefits to quail. For one, quail eggs are superior to chicken eggs. They contain more fat and protein
by weight, double the iron and riboflavin, and about one-third more vitamin B12 than chicken eggs. Quail eggs are also hypoallergenic for most people unlike chicken eggs. It takes 5 quail eggs to equal one chicken egg in recipes.
Possibly the most significant benefit to raising quail over chickens is that quail are sexually mature at 8 weeks of age verses chickens who take 5-6 months to begin laying. Another win for quail over chickens is they are coop ready much faster. Quail hatch in18 days and only need supplemental heat for 3 weeks before they are completely coop ready. Production is often higher with quail because they lay every day as opposed to chickens who lay every one and a half days.
Jumbo Italian Coturnix quail are valued for their egg and meat production. Ready to process at 6 weeks and laying by 8 weeks, they are one of the fastest meats to grow out.
Celadon is a variety of Coturnix with a recessive "celedon" gene that results gorgeous blue eggs! They come in a variety of colors and lay stunning blue eggs, sometimes with brown flecks. In our flock, we have jumbo brown and celadon females and only celadon males. This way we get large birds and eggs as well as the beautiful robin blue eggs.
Taking reservations for quail chicks due January 20th 2020
Day old, straight run:
$5/each or $25/6
Fully feathered coop ready & sexed:
Roos: $10/each or $50/6
Hens: $15/each or $75/6
Breeding set $75 5 hens/1 roo
All chicks hatched from brown eggs with a blue inside will lay blue eggs in adulthood.
We do not currently ship chicks or eggs. Pick up is in Acton, Ca.