A neighbor gave my some Bobwhite quail eggs. I've read Bobwhites take 23-24 days to hatch. I'm on day 16, so I candled them. Almost all of the eggs are completely dark, they really don't look a week away from hatch, they look like only a few days until hatch. So, never having seen a quail egg to begin with , are these Bobwhite eggs? Do they really need 23 days or is it 18 days like other types of quail?