King Quail Egg with Blue Line?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by MageofMist, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. MageofMist

    MageofMist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was checking the eggs when I noticed one of the eggs looked different compared to the others, being brown like normal, but with a blue line around the top.
    I am wondering if this is normal or if there is possibly some issues going on with the hen? Either way, the egg is quite pretty.

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  2. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    I sometimes get that with my Japanese quail and the shells are usually a bit thinner than usual - it's usually because they've been a bit stressed about something, even just getting cleaned out can do it! It just went through the 'egg making factory' a bit fast and that bit missed getting painted I would say.
     
  3. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol!! Love your description [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2017
  4. MageofMist

    MageofMist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, that is good. It wasn't that long since the younger quails had been added, which I imagine was quite stressful for her at first, all her other eggs she laid since are normal looking. [​IMG]
    Plus I agree with Binki, I love that description! XD
     

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