Cotrunix Egg with no coloring??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Petej, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really Quite strange!!!

    What causes this?

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  2. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    I've got one right here on my desk, too.

    I believe that it occurs when the egg moves through the hens body a bit faster than usual. From what I understand (and I"m NOT an expert on this) the colored spots are added to the egg at the very end of the process. IF an egg moves through too quickly, then the spots might get missed. If it stays in her longer than usual, the egg might have more spots or be much darker.
     
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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  4. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet! Thank you.

    So far I've had a Shell-less Chicken egg and a colorless Quail egg.... [​IMG]
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:somebody was in a hurry for quittin' time so they just rushed it through the paint department and sent it out..... the result is a plain coturnix egg
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I have one of my hens that occasionally throws a white egg. It usually coincides with some kind of change to the pen.
     
  7. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
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    It went through the coloring factory a little fast. I have 3 of those in the bator right now.
     
  8. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I like the white ones, easier to candle [​IMG] I love candling those bobwhites JJ [​IMG] It's easier to talk to them when you can see their face [​IMG]

    Ok, you guys know there are genetics behind certain shell colors too???? [​IMG] It's kinda cool...
     
  9. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
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    The white eggs that I have in the bator are due January 6th. It will be cool to see what comes out plus I can candle them.[​IMG]
     
  10. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:kina like fingerprints???
     

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