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Discussion in 'Quail' started by the Pollo Loco, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay I have six Coturnix female quails, and one of them is laying white eggs, no spots... did she run out of ink? what's up? [​IMG]
     
  2. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some just do this occasionally, is she young?
     
  3. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I do believe it's one of the younger ones, are they any different than the others, other than just the markings? if hatched do they come out albino or is this phenom. just aesthetics?
     
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  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Her Paint Gun Is Broken.... No Worries They'll Hatch Just Like The Rest
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    It makes it easier to candle, that's a plus ;D
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:VERY GOOD POINT ALEX.... [​IMG]
     
  7. Eyeheartquail

    Eyeheartquail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2011
    I was talking to a friend today that also owns Coturnix quail. She said that she culled her roo a while back and now all 7 of her remaining hens are laying perfectly white eggs. No spotting? Any ideas on why this would happen?
     
  8. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say it had nothing to do with the absence of a roo... I would guess it's a VERY rare situation for 7 coturnix to all lay white eggs at once. Sounds like something environmental if it just started don't it...
     
  9. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    X2 to what Fat Daddy said. A stressor (sp?) in the environment could cause the hen to lay the egg faster to skip the paint factory. Just pop the egg out. Some hens do lay just all white eggs.
     
  10. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few hens that are more prone to lay white eggs than the rest, and the usual cause is some type of stress. Usually weather related stress, but pretty much anything that makes them jumpy.

    Sorry for the edit. The same things can cause a shell less egg as well. The more I monkey with my birds, the more likely they are to lay a white egg.
     
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