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How do the black spots get on the egg?!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by magicpigeon, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Just wondering how the quails get black spots on their eggs. One time i found one just layed and when I scratched the egg the black stuff wasn't solid yet so I could scratch patterns on it [​IMG]

    Merry Christmas [​IMG]
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    The egg pigmentation depends on the hen. You can wash the eggs with water and wipe the coloring off to draw something on it and then blow it. I do that when I have some old eggs. Coat it in clear fingernail polish and sell them.
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:BLACK SPOT FAIRIES [​IMG]
     
  4. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    It is basically hemoglobin (blood) , or as JJ points out. "BLACK SPOT FAIRIES"

    Either one works for me [​IMG]
     
  5. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:Ok, we are all friends here, but...Me thinks you have entirely to much free time on your hands!

    I'm kidding!
     
  6. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Yeah, I get bored in late winter to early spring. From mid December to early February I am a proffesional piddler.[​IMG]
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:THE RIGHT DOCTOR COULD HELP WITH THAT [​IMG]
     
  8. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    And the right doctor could help that doctor.
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:THE RIGHT DOCTOR COULD HELP WITH THAT [​IMG]

    THE WHOLE PIDDLING THING THAT IS... [​IMG]
     

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