Bobwhite is probably the best known of the quail family, but others such as Gambel’s and the desert quail have their devotees across the country. These are small birds, 5 to 6 ounces, with tender, flavorful dark meat.

Since they are similar to dove in having a short life span, you’ll rarely come across a tough one. If the age is important to you, use the wing feather test as with grouse. Being small, quail are usually served 2 to each diner for a main course, or 1 apiece for an appetizer.

Keywords: Information, Poultry, British, Wild Game, Quail

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