Green ringed eggs - Japanese Coturnix.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by katagra, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. katagra

    katagra Out Of The Brooder

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    I get a few of these every now and then, wondering why and if it's common?
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    I used two different white balance settings on my camera trying to get a "true-to-life" picture.

    They're usually white, but I've had a few brown eggs with green rings too.
     
  2. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea why or if it is common, but that's so cool! I wish my coturnix laid eggs like that [​IMG]
     
  3. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    probably just a glitch in the matrix lol. i get odd balls sometimes as well.
     
  4. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's common to get old balls every once in a while, the paint factory just had an off day. Nothing to fret over.
     
  5. katagra

    katagra Out Of The Brooder

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    A few more pictures of some "odd ball" eggs. =)
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  6. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    does seem the paint dept took the day off.

    I get those every once in awhile, if you notice, is the shell as thick as a normal shell?
    do you get them consistently from the same bird?


    I have birds that lay either polka dot or camo but evey once in awhile I get a blank and its usually thinner shelled too.


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  7. katagra

    katagra Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice eggs. I don't get a lot of the red camo eggs like that. Mostly the polka dotted kind.
    I do get quite a few solid white eggs, and it does seem like the shells are thinner on those.
    I usually start mixing crushed egg shell into their feed when that happens.
    Most of my birds are together in a large pen, so I usually can't tell which one lays what eggs.
     

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