Do you know which quail eggs kosher?

One of the world’s experts on the kosher status of different birds is Rabbi Chaim Loike, who works for the OU.  An article which he wrote on quail can be found on their website at, and he has also shared with us a 22 page book which he wrote on the topic.  In these works, he notes that many species of quail are kosher but there are others which are not and therefore he recommends (on page 11 of the book) that “At this point quail eggs should not be consumed unless it is possible to verify that the eggs are indeed those of a kosher quail specie.”

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