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Coturnix japonica
(Japanese quail)

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Coturnix japonica (Japanese quail)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 03 January 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Coturnix japonica
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Japanese quail
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Aves

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Quail eggs. Each line of 6 eggs are from the same female.
TitleEggs
CaptionQuail eggs. Each line of 6 eggs are from the same female.
CopyrightINRA-Tours/Beguey
Quail eggs. Each line of 6 eggs are from the same female.
EggsQuail eggs. Each line of 6 eggs are from the same female.INRA-Tours/Beguey
Quail eggs from different mothers and a hen's egg for comparison
TitleEggs
CaptionQuail eggs from different mothers and a hen's egg for comparison
CopyrightINRA-Tours/Beguey
Quail eggs from different mothers and a hen's egg for comparison
EggsQuail eggs from different mothers and a hen's egg for comparison INRA-Tours/Beguey
TitleDay-old quails
Caption
CopyrightINRA-Tours/Beguey
Day-old quailsINRA-Tours/Beguey
Quail at 31, 17 and 3 days old.
TitleAge variation
CaptionQuail at 31, 17 and 3 days old.
CopyrightINRA-Tours/Beguey
Quail at 31, 17 and 3 days old.
Age variationQuail at 31, 17 and 3 days old.INRA-Tours/Beguey
Six weeks old male and female quail.
TitleMale and female
CaptionSix weeks old male and female quail.
CopyrightINRA-Tours/Beguey
Six weeks old male and female quail.
Male and femaleSix weeks old male and female quail.INRA-Tours/Beguey
Installation for day-old quail.
TitleFloor pen
CaptionInstallation for day-old quail.
CopyrightINRA-Tours/Beguey
Installation for day-old quail.
Floor penInstallation for day-old quail.INRA-Tours/Beguey
Wing banding of a young quail at hatch.
TitleWing banding
CaptionWing banding of a young quail at hatch.
CopyrightINRA-Tours/Slagmulder
Wing banding of a young quail at hatch.
Wing bandingWing banding of a young quail at hatch.INRA-Tours/Slagmulder
Adult quail in a pedigree cage.
TitlePedigree cage
CaptionAdult quail in a pedigree cage.
CopyrightINRA-Tours/Beguey
Adult quail in a pedigree cage.
Pedigree cageAdult quail in a pedigree cage.INRA-Tours/Beguey

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Coturnix japonica

Preferred Common Name

  • Japanese quail

International Common Names

  • English: caille japonaise; domestic quail; farmed game production: Japanese quail; quail, domestic
  • Spanish: codorniz japonesa

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Japanwachtel

DADIS local name

  • Japanese Quail gene pool line

DADIS main name

  • British Range
  • Coturnix Japonca
  • English White
  • Japanese Quail
  • Japanese Quail Ubc-A
  • Japanese Quail Ubc-B
  • Japanese Quail Ubc-G
  • Japanese Quail Ubc-N
  • Japanese Quail Ubc-Ncsu
  • Japanese Quail Ubc-Qf
  • Japanese Quail Ubc-Qm
  • Japanese Quail Ubc-Res
  • Japanese Quail Ubc-S
  • Japanese Quail Ubc-Sus
  • Japanese Quail Ubc-W
  • Japanese Quail Ubc-Wild

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Aves
  •                     Order: Galliformes
  •                         Family: Phasianidae
  •                             Genus: Coturnix
  •                                 Species: Coturnix japonica