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Blue button quail eggs!

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My button quail started laying not long ago and the first egg I've found was blue! Now I found a secret nest full of eggs-most blue and a few brownish with tiny dots!! Every button quail egg I have ever seen was brown/green with brown spots! The one (or two) quail that laid the eggs are completely white! I don't know if I have two females or one but the thing I want to know if it's normal to lay blue eggs like this or if it's just the white quail? 1000

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Mine lay lots of different colors! I only have five girls and each one usually calls after laying so i know generally who lays which egg. My tuxedo girls lay blue, blue/green, and light brown eggs. My very dark blue face girl lays dark brown and sometimes purple eggs!

I think it partially depends on what the quail are eating. I noticed the eggs got darker when i added spirulina to my feed, got greener after the girls got fresh kale, etc.

post #3 of 8

gorabbit is right it depends on the diet. mine only lays brown speckled eggs but then I just have the single pair.

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Ok thanks! Then I'll keep on feeding them what I have been because I really like this color! smile.png

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TimBaumann may I ask what you are feeding your quail?

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I feed them chick starter. They also get the budgie seed that my budgies drop, mealworms, hard boiled egg (and shell) and fresh fruits and vegetables! I wish I could get them some game bird feed like you get in America but I have never seen it anywhere here in Namibia.  

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do you have turkey feed? it is pretty much the same.
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I'll look for that! Thanks smile.png

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