Blue Quail Eggs?! With Picture

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chickenz101, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. chickenz101

    chickenz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My quail a month ago started to lay eggs and every single one of them has been blue, i dont think normal japanese quail lay blue eggs, do they?!
     
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  2. chickenz101

    chickenz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what determines shell or "splotch" color in Coturnix. Last year, when I mail ordered several different batches of eggs from different vendors, I got all brown/rusty toned in one, one batch came sort of mostly greenish looking background with brown splotches and a few that were distinctly blue, and one had some of both the brownish and greenish ones.

    I don't know if its genetic or environmental due to feed, climate, etc.? But its fun to see the different colors. As someone who used to work as a florist, I could see potential for them as craft eggs if dehydrated.
     
  4. chickenz101

    chickenz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply! [​IMG] LOL
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    COTURNIX EGGS MAY BE NORMAL KINDA LIGHT TAN WITH OR WITHOUT SPOTS, THEY CAN HAVE A VARYING SHADE OF GREEN, OR BLUE, OR EVEN PURPLE... ALL WITH OR WITHOUT SPOTS... REALLY ALOT OF VARIANCE IN THEM. ITS 1 OF THEIR "COOL" TRAITS [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenz101

    chickenz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh ok thanks! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. littlequail21

    littlequail21 Out Of The Brooder

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    i love the patterns myself i have a few eggs that are brown spotted....white in the middle and then brown again..talk about neat![​IMG]
     
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  8. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and when the paint shop is broken they even come in white [​IMG]
     
  9. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    those are some awesome looking blue eggs
     
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  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I have a few hens that lay eggs like that, some lay eggs that are 'green', some lay eggs that are dark tan with spots...it's just how they are [​IMG]
     

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