odd egg

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ChickenChaps, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. ChickenChaps

    ChickenChaps Songster

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    How did I get a brown egg like this from coturnix?
    All the eggs are the usual white spotted. Yesterday I got this brown one. ?? What would hatch from it?

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    Last edited: Jun 15, 2011
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    it's fine, happens sometimes the uhh.. "paint gun" doesn't work right. you may also get greenish, bluish and purplish ones.
     
  3. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Songster

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    ha, it looks funny
     
  4. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

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    It actually looks a LOT like a button quail egg, but if so, it would be an extremely large one for a button quail. You don't have any of those, do you?
     
  5. ChickenChaps

    ChickenChaps Songster

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    Nope, I dont have any buttons... lol
    Ok the paint gun was broke. LOL Great explanation. lol

    Thanks!
     
  6. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Songster

    May 24, 2010
    Oregon
    The egg for whatever reason was held in the hens track for too long. The chick from that egg wouldn't be different than any of the other eggs [​IMG]
     
  7. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    I have one hen who lays nothing but those brownish eggs. The other hens lay the usual spotted eggs. Nice to know why.

    Just wait till you get your first giant egg. That will make you wonder.
     
  8. jfulcher

    jfulcher Songster

    May 24, 2011
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    Ha I almost said Oh wow it laid a button egg!!!! I have button eggs in my bator now!
     
  9. joe125

    joe125 Songster

    Sep 20, 2010
    Yeah, it just spent to much time in the paint department. No worries, because you should get another tomorrow [​IMG]

    That's what I call a nightmare egg for a candelholic hatchaholic!
     
  10. Animalian

    Animalian Songster

    Jun 18, 2011
    Australia
    hatch it and see if you can breed your own brown egg laying flock of coturnix lol
     

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