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Olive colored Coturnix quail egg?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Lobzi, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a white female and what I suspect would be considered Tuxedo female together and they just started laying. These are eggs I have gotten from them. The olive and tan ones are the same size so I figure they came from the same gal. The other is larger and I got the larger and tan one on the same day. Then the next day I found this olive colored egg. I did a search and could not find info on olive green colored eggs. Ever seen this from a Coturnix before?
    Also, anyone ever had a female who laid very different looking eggs? I find that the same female has a characteristic look to her eggs and that doesnt vary much so this is strange. These two gals are being kept separate from the large population as the Tuxedo gal has leg issues and I dont want her to get over-mated with in the group quail pen. I keep the female white and one white male as house quail for now.
     
  2. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh I should ask...do any foods or vitamin supplements influence egg color and look?
     
  3. Tabasco Jack

    Tabasco Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know enough about the science of egg colors to tell you if feed or supplements can affect it.
    However, I have a Coturnix that will lay a blue egg every other week or so. It's not consistent, it's like she got in a hurry and forgot to color the egg.
     
  4. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Humm well I know of the blue egg color but Ive not found any info regarding olive colored quail eggs.
     
  5. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Its a stress repaint. Hen didnt feel like laying retained the egg and the ovaduct painted it again. i know youve been looking for blue eggers but you can only get them from james marie farm or from someone who has. The schofield collection Robby imported are the only birds in the entire country that have the celadon egg potential. They are spreading around but still very difficult to find. Given the price i doubt anyone is going to sell one on accident so youd know if you got one.
     
  6. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not looking for celadon though I am hoping to get some blue adult quail from the 60 (16 blue, 44 celadon) eggs Im currently hatching from Robbie and James Marie Farms. Im really hoping some of the eggs hatch that are to produce blue feathered adults.

    This olive egg was so dark in color it makes sense what you say. She laid another egg yesterday and same gal produced a light blue (celadon) egg.
     
  7. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep sometimes theyre even purple or neon blue/green. Seen some pretty wacky colors from stress eggs. On the other end of the spectrum soft eggs are also produced because of stress. Inaccurately most people assume that eggs with no hard shell are due to calcium. They actually come from hens under stress or overbreeding.
     
  8. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Kitty is in the calmest environment I can provide for her without stress due to being alone. She is with one other very docile white hen and a very docile, never hardly crowing or mating white male. She have it very good. She might be stressed a bit because she has leg issues and that is why Im not introducing her into the common quail pen. Im worried she might be run over by the males and even the other females in there. I enjoy having these three as house quail but Im hatching more babies starting yesterday. When they grow old enough I might put Kitty in with them and introduce the two white ones to the common quail pen. They are ready but Im holding them back so Kitty is not alone. She laid a tan with spots, an olive and most recently a light blue egg. The females laid one shell-less egg each so I started them on crushed egg shell and added calcium to their food. That is when I got the olive egg and the spotted white egg from the other hen.
     
  9. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kitty, Dot and Dash on top and Kitty alone above.
     

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