Anyway to tell what kind of quail these eggs are from?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Shelly Chip, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Shelly Chip

    Shelly Chip Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I saw some quail eggs for sale at the local farmer's market and bought some. They were being sold as eating eggs but I took them home and put them in the incubator. I have no idea if they are fertile. Do quail breeders generally keep males with the females throughout the year? I was also wondering if you guys could tell what kind of quail the eggs came from if I post a picture?

    Thanks!
     
  2. funsized72

    funsized72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know about the fertile thing but you could ask the people selling it or you could crack one to see if there is a bullseye. I only know coturnix are speckled but not very much about the other kinds of quail. Im kinda new too.
     
  3. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Show us the egg we'll tell you what kind of quail laid it.
     
  4. Shelly Chip

    Shelly Chip Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, here is a pic of the eggs.[​IMG]
     
  5. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like Coturnix and breeders do tend to keep the males and females together so they could be fertile. You'll know 16 days from putting them in the incubator :)
     
  6. Shelly Chip

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    Thanks!
     
  7. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Since you bought them at a market this time of year 99.9% chance they are coturnix. Valley quail and gambles quail eggs look pretty similar to coturnix.
     

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