This package includes 6 (aprox. eight week old) JUMBO wild type (also known as pharaoh quail). Jumbo wild type is our largest bird. Hens weigh in between 12-14 oz. some reaching 16 oz! These quail are a perfect age to start laying for you! This group includes 1 male ( marked with leg band) and 5 females. This is a great ratio if you want to incubate your eggs and expand your flock. These birds are currently on a layer crumble. These quail are a productive way to add to your self reliance. These quail are great for the backyard farmer and homesteader alike. They take up little space, food to egg ratio is superior to chickens, and both meat and eggs are delicious. My favorite part is that once you own them, they are sustainable! Just incubate your own eggs and you can have quail indefinitely! Birds are NPIP certified and have been tested for Pullorum and H5/H7. These birds are shipped overnight. Most post offices may require you to pick up birds at the post office.