Verities of Japanese Quails:

Quail probably the smallest avian species used for production of table eggs and meat. Because of prolific egg production and meat yield, it attains the status of viable commercial poultry enterprises. Quail has unique qualities of hardiness and adaptability to diversified agro- climatic condition. Several attributes of this species making it ideal for rural poultry production for creation of rural employment for solving gender issue in employment and to provide supplemental income and protein requirement to rural farmers.

Salient features of quail:-

  • Low space requirement (5 – 6 adult quail can be reared in one sq. ft.)
  • Short generation interval (3 – 4 generation in a year)
  • Low feed consumption (550 – 600 gm of feed / bird up to 5th week)
  • Early maturity (egg production starts at 6 – 7 weeks of age)
  • High rate of egg laying (280 eggs in a year / bird)
  • Low cost of production
  • Resistant to common diseases of chicken
  • Meat and egg is a table delicacy, nutritious
  • Quail has an aphrodisiac effect.

Chicken Egg vs. Quail Egg:-

  • Chicken eggs are considerable larger
  • Quail eggs are packed with vitamins and minerals.
  • Even with their small size, their nutritional value is three to four times greater than chicken eggs.
  • Quail eggs contain 13 percent proteins compared to 11 percent in chicken eggs.
  • Quail eggs also contain 140 percent of vitamin B1 compared to 50 percent in chicken eggs.
  • In addition, quail eggs provide five times as much iron and potassium.
  • Unlike chicken eggs, quail eggs have not been know to cause allergies or diathesis.
  • Actually they help fight allergy symptoms due to the ovomucoid protein they contain.

Health Benefits:-

  • Regular consumption of quail eggs helps fight against many diseases.
  • They are a natural combatant against digestive tract disorders such as stomach ulcers.
  • Quail eggs strengthen the immune system, promote memory health, increase brain activity and stabilize the nervous system.
  • They help with anemia by increasing the level of hemoglobin in the body while removing toxins and heavy metals.
  • The Chinese use quail eggs to help treat tuberculosis, asthma, and even diabetes.
  • If you are a sufferer of kidney, liver, or gallbladder stones quail eggs can help prevent and remove these types of stones.

Complementary Benefits:-

  • Children eating quail eggs are less inclined to suffer from infectious diseases than other children do.
  • In men, quail eggs provide the prostate gland with phosphorus, proteins, and vitamins that can be a powerful stimulant for sexual potency.
  • Women find that the egg improves skin color and strengthens hair. This is why quail eggs are in facial and in hair care products.

Verities of Japanese Quails:

  • Cari Uttam (Broiler Quail)


  • Cari Pearl (White Egger)


  • Cari Brown (Brown Feathered Quail)


  • Cari Ujjawal (White Breasted Quail)


  • Cari Sweta (White Feathered Quail)


  • Cari Sunheri (Brown Feathered White Breasted Quail)