Blue shell - neat!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by navasima, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White store bought egg, pastel green EE egg from our hen, pastel blue/green egg from ( I think) one of my new young (6-7 weeks) Coturnix .

    What makes this color shell happen for quail ? I know it's happened to other folks, just not to me before! [​IMG] Can I expect others or is this a "starting up " fluke?

    TIA
     
  2. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Cool!
    I've gotten 2 white/beige ones since putting the birds outside. and my son found a button egg today half green half blue. lol...

    He wants me to take pics of it.
     
  3. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm with him! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No ideas why they're blue? [​IMG]
     
  5. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Quote:Oh sure! take his side and gang up on me! [​IMG]

    I'll see what I can do today about getting a pic. [​IMG]
     
  6. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    i've gotten blue eggs before, but i think its just paint messing up. I know there are a few people on here that has a bird that lays a blue egg everytime...its just what it does, i guess the lever is stuck on blue and not brown.
     
  7. quailgal

    quailgal Out Of The Brooder

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    I've gotten eggs on the bluish side before... nice variation:D
     

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