7.Prospects and Limitations of Management and Breeding of Japanese Quail Coturnix coturnix japonica in Jammu India
Rewa Lakhnotra and Pragya Khanna
Abstract: The exponential increase in population size in the developing countries necessitates a corresponding demand in animal protein supply to sustain the availability of protein for the human populace. The present paper reviews the prospects of production, management, diseases and control strategies of quail which is a small to medium sized, migratory, ground dwelling, game bird related to pheasant family. The small size, low feed requirements, easy handling, short life cycle, good reproductive potential, good meat taste, better laying ability, rapid growth rate, shorter time of hatching and resistance to common poultry diseases as compared with the different species of poultry are the factors that have been suggested to make quail farming an important poultry business contributing enormously to excellent and affordable source of protein supply through meat and egg production in the UT of J&K, India. Keywords: Quail, pheasant, livestock, poultry, breeding, Japanese quail, Coturnix coturnix japonica.