Coturnix quail hatched with black patches on feet?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Soltaria, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. Soltaria

    Soltaria Chirping

    The little guy pricked a vein when he pipped and once he finally hatched his feet had black patches like little bruises on him. Has anyone seen this before? Google and search turned up nothing.
  2. Soltaria

    Soltaria Chirping

    Anyone? He looks otherwise completely healthy and his feet seem to function just fine.
  3. spotsplus

    spotsplus Songster

    Sep 29, 2008
    Franklin, MA
    I know it's not unusual for Coturnix quail to have darker patches of color on the feet at hatching. If the chick is doing well now I wouldn't think there will be any trouble with it :) Congrats on your hatch :)
  4. Soltaria

    Soltaria Chirping

    Thanks, these are my first quails and he was the only one like this. I was worried he had injured himself.

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