Can YOU post a pic of your quail belgian antwerp's eggs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Angelight, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Angelight

    Angelight Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 25 weeker, no signs of squatting. So, I'm wondering what color egg I should be expecting. : ) You know, antsy and excited and impatient so I'm curious what eggs to expect from her breed.
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I can't tell you the shape/size of Belgian Bearded D'Anver eggs (because I don't actually own one), but I do know that the eggs will be brown. They should be 1/3-1/2 the size of a large-fowl chicken egg; pretty large in proportion to the bird's body size. Good luck with getting your first egg from her!
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    X2. The eggs will be some shade of brown, probably a lighter shade.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    These are from hatchery ones, the big egg is a white leghorn egg, can't seem to get the color to come out right when I take a pic, but they are a real light tan.
     
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  5. Angelight

    Angelight Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Thank you, ladies! She's 25 weeks so I'm expecting eggs any day now. I have a barred rock and 3 golden comets, as well. One of my eggs is smaller than the others but it is about full size for a bantam and I'm expecting quarter size when she first starts laying, right? This egg looks just like a comet egg, too, so I've been thinking it is from one of them. My barred hen has been molting so no eggs from her. Of course, I also got her after 2years of age from someone who uses lights in their coop year round so I don't know how much longer she'll lay. : /
     
  6. Angelight

    Angelight Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! Sorry for the long train of thought. XD
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    The ones on the left are from pullets that have started laying in the last month, the right are adult hens. These are hatchery girls, but the bantams in general seem to start with eggs closer to the size they will eventually lay, than the standards who sometimes start with really small eggs and wind up with jumbos.
     
  8. Angelight

    Angelight Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, wow. Thanks! I may be getting an egg from her here and there!
     
  9. Angelight

    Angelight Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might have gotten an egg from her yesterday! I was told they are only seasonal layers, though, so I'm not sure it is her or a fluke egg without dye. It had been pecked at (JOY!) so only some of the shell was left so I can't be sure about the size. Waiting impatiently for another egg! HAHA!
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hope you figure out who your egg eater is. The hatchery ones I have seem to lay for a month or two and then go broody or take a break and start again, when they are laying they lay fairly well for those weeks/months. I don't have the bantams under lights so I expect them to take a break in the winter.
     

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