Candeling eggs... a couple lit up BLUE?

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  1. Bribaby

    Bribaby Out Of The Brooder

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    What makes the inside of a Coturnix egg blue? I've cracked one before, and the inside was a bright blue color? I thought it was just that once, but I candeled the eggs last night and a couple more glowed blue?
     
  2. jespere

    jespere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I have never heard of that for any species! Just commenting to keep the thread alive and because I would like to know too!!
     
  3. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    The main shell color can be anything from white, green, blue or brown. Then the egg goes through the "paint factory" and gets the spots and browning colors.
    I have a lot of blue inside shells on my eggs but again I also have white, brown and a couple that I would call green.
     
  4. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Half of my button eggs were that way!
     
  5. Bribaby

    Bribaby Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I'd be a little worried if I got a green inside shell... [​IMG] LOL I like the blue ones, they light up nice [​IMG]
     
  6. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    Quote:I'd be a little worried if I got a green inside shell... [​IMG] LOL I like the blue ones, they light up nice [​IMG]

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    They have pretty colors and many people even make art from the shells..

    I eat green eggs all the time [​IMG]
    From my EE
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  7. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the outside color here lately I have gotten very few normals I have been getting green blue and kina OD green/ tannish I do have a nuke power plant about 40-50 miles north west of me LOL and I live 1 mile due west of one of the most polluted rivers on the east coast who knows [​IMG] the river is the southern branch of the Elisabeth river
     
  8. Bribaby

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    EE eggs don't count! Plus the outside looks perfectly normal, it's the inside that's blue... probably means it was a boy [​IMG]
     
  9. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wish it were that easy [​IMG]

    Blue egg...No problem [​IMG]
     

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