Green Corturnix Egg

Discussion in 'Quail' started by becky3086, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    I was quite surprised to find this in one of my cortunix pens this morning. It doesn't show up in the picture too well but it is quite green (picture is an EE egg, a duck egg, quail egg and the green quail egg).
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    I have never had this happen before but I take it that it is from one of the two young hens that I just put in that pen.
     
  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    oh oh oh....gimme a few min...


    gah, i was gonna post mine as well. yea its weird to get ones like that sometimes, mine was hunter green.


    i have seen really cool blue eggs with brown speckles
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2011
  3. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Cool! I would for sure hatch that one and keep the chick.
     
  4. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] COOL!!! Caqn't wait to see the special chick! [​IMG]
     
  5. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    LOl, I think this just might be a natural thing. If you look inside corturnix eggs the inside shells are blue-ish. I think this is just one of those cases of the hen not being quite ready yet and not laying the outside color on the egg. I could be wrong but I think it is something like that.
     
  6. jenmiller

    jenmiller Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 different color Corturnix Quails, mostly the brown ones but some are the yellowish white ones. They lay a bluish green egg in a little different shape then the brown ones...just saying
     
  7. snyd08

    snyd08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just got 2 green eggs from new hens. two a&ms and it was their first eggs. they had blotches but were very green
     
  8. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My A & M's tend to lay more of a blue-green based egg while the browns lay more of a cream based egg.
     
  9. jenmiller

    jenmiller Out Of The Brooder

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    what is an A&M??
     
  10. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    its a color variation of coturnix quails

    genetically altered from the english whites by texas A&M university to be used as a meat production bird.
     

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