The Japanese Coturnix quail are a species of quail found in East Asia. First considered a subspecies of the common quail, it was distinguished as its own species in 1983. In the United States Coturnix Quail are typically bred for sustainable meat production because they reach harvest size in 8 weeks. Coturnix are prolific egg layers of 340+ beautiful spotted eggs and lay almost daily, sometimes more than one a day! Currently there are a few true breeding mutations of the Japanese quail. The breeds from the United States are: Texas A&M, English white, golden range, red range, Italian, Manchurian, Tibetan, rosetta, scarlett, roux dilute and golden tuxedo.