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How common are all white quail eggs?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Quailboy99, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Quailboy99

    Quailboy99 Hatching

    Jul 19, 2010
    I recently got an egg from my coturnix quail, and it is almost pure white. It has only a tiny bit of brown on it. Is that common?

    All the other eggs I have gotten have been normal colored. I only have 2 girl quails and 1 boy in a pen all by themselves. I feed them good food and they get treats and lots of light.

    How can I encourage this trait?

  2. ssbs

    ssbs Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    Funny you should ask. I JUST pulled my first white egg less than 10 minutes ago.. White eggs are laid prematurely, the "paint" goes on last.

    If you want white eggs get bobwhite quail [​IMG]
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Usually a white egg (one without spots) is caused from stress...meaning that for some reason the hen laid the egg early. The spots get 'put on' right before the egg is laid, that's why it transfers so easily if you pick up a freshly laid egg [​IMG]

    Though I did have one hen that laid white eggs all the time, I guess her 'paint' department was broken [​IMG]
  4. tracybishop

    tracybishop Hatching

    Aug 17, 2015
    Ithaca mi
    I just got my first white egg today
  5. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Songster

    Sep 4, 2013
    Lower Alabama
    I get 1 white egg out of 100 or so eggs. The chicks hatch looking like the parents; a white egg doesn't mean it's going to be a white chick if that's what you were wondering.

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