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nice variation in coturnix eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by syble, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. syble

    syble Songster

    Jan 10, 2011

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    I didn't realize that they could have the same chalky bloom that chicken eggs sometimes had. Or that they would be so wide ranging in pattern, from almost white with the slightest peppering to almost all brown and tricolors.

  2. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Songster

    May 24, 2010
    Sometime in the future you will probably get even more variations. Green colors and darker colors and double yolked giants. Those are usually from stressed birds who have been moved or bothered so it's good for those to be rare in flocks but interesting none the less.
  3. Nice cache! I can't wait for my corturnix to start laying. I expect next week.....Just a guess but we look 10 times a day now none the less.
  4. discoveregg

    discoveregg Songster

    Apr 15, 2011
    Northern Idaho
    Your eggs are beautiful! [​IMG]
  5. syble

    syble Songster

    Jan 10, 2011
    thanks guys, I wish i could take credit for them, but i bought them. I candled them tonight, of course couldn't see much, but i was again surprised by the interior color difference, there were many whites and beiges but also blues and greens. the extra chalky one in the top right was very thick. fingers crossed for a good hatch so i can collect my own eggs hehe.
  6. joe125

    joe125 Songster

    Sep 20, 2010
    Looks like a batch of coturnix eggs, and good luck candling them [​IMG] It's the curse with the blessing.
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    It's easier just leaving them in the incubator instead of cooling them down trying to candle.

  8. snyd08

    snyd08 Chirping

    Jun 17, 2011
    looks like what i pull daily from my quail coops. the white one is a bit odd but still have seen them none the less. as well as blues,greens,all whites, and tiny to huge double yolks. Japanese quail are really cool. they lay like chickens but act like no other quail other than CPQ. mature in 7-9 weeks (for me personally) i dont get 6 week old layers like some others. but i mostly raise A&Ms and Jumbo wilds. they mature a bit slower but not much.

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