Coturnix egg colors?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chickenshet, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. chickenshet

    chickenshet Out Of The Brooder

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    So I am very excited to get quail this year! I've decided on Coturnix because I will be raising them for eggs but I was wondering how I could get the most variety of egg color. Do the different varieties lay different color variations or do you they all lay relatively the same looking eggs? What would you suggest? I would like to get 4-5 females and a male. :)
    Thanks!
     
  2. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    each of my hens lays an egg that is usually pretty unique to her.
    imho, does not matter the color of the bird. but they can pass the trait down.

    I have some birds lay polka dots, some lay blotches and some lay "camo".

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  3. chickenshet

    chickenshet Out Of The Brooder

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    Your quail eggs are gorgeous! So it kind of depends on the individual bird and not necessarily something that can be predetermined when you buy them? Thanks!
     
  4. danpv

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    Yes, beautiful eggs! [​IMG]
     
  5. J in SoCal

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    My first Coturnix egg. It doesn't look like anything I see in pictures[​IMG]
     
  6. qlicer49

    qlicer49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hear they can rarely lay blue or purple eggs
     
  7. J in SoCal

    J in SoCal Out Of The Brooder

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    2 weeks after I purchased my 3 week old quail. I purchased eggs for the incubator. Those look like every other quail egg you can see online. I guess I was happy that I saw an egg, even though it looks different.
     
  8. J in SoCal

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    Well, my 5 year old wanted eggs for a late afternoon snack.

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