Comparing quail eggs

PortugalBreeder

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I have quails for about a month, and they have started laying, the first egg I got was very small (SI vs Metric units bellow pictures),

Diameter: 23.27 mm ~= 0.92 inches and Length: 28.21 mm ~= 1.11 inches

I didn't worry because I knew the first ones are always smaller, then finally they get standard size I think:

Diameter: 25.49 mm ~= 1.00 inch and Length: 31.11 mm = 1.22 inches

I though my quails were standard, not jumbo, but Ithey don't stop getting bigger and I'm not so sure right now. The next picture is their current size:

Diameter: 26.7 mm ~= 1.05 inches and Length: 34.24 mm = 1.35 inches


I'm posting this so that if anyone can help me categorize my eggs, or even posting the standards for each category (small, (...), XL, jumbo).
 

Whitehouse Quail

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Quote:Well, I'm sorry to say, but there are no standards for quail eggs. Also, you can't really distinguish the kind (Jumbo, Standard) of the bird by egg size. I have some standard Tibetans that are ancient, old as the hills, but their eggs are HUGE, like almost half to 3/4 of a normal chicken egg.
 

mhwc56

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Quote:Well, I'm sorry to say, but there are no standards for quail eggs. Also, you can't really distinguish the kind (Jumbo, Standard) of the bird by egg size. I have some standard Tibetans that are ancient, old as the hills, but their eggs are HUGE, like almost half to 3/4 of a normal chicken egg.

WHOA! that IS HUGE!
 

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