quail laid an odd egg?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by buttercup95, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my quail have been laying eggs for a few months now and I go out to find this egg and another one that was solid sky blue. Anyone know the problem? they get oyster shells and 22% protein so is there some other factor? I got one blue egg a few weeks ago but it was only the one so I chalked it up to them getting use to laying but now I have two weird ones...
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    I don't know if you can tell, but the bottom is solid blue too it just has a broad white stripe going horizontally across it.

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  2. silver-quail

    silver-quail Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what happens when u have robins breeding your quails
     
  3. silver-quail

    silver-quail Out Of The Brooder

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    Keep up the good work and u won't have to paint Easter eggs
     
  4. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol well I think I might have phantom robins then. My quail are in a small enclosure and they're white coturnix.,..
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  5. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Beautiful eggs! I don't have an answer to that but I would sure like to know myself. I got a light green egg from mine today!

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  6. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've gotten eggs like that before too. I've never paid much attention, but is that unusual too? I'm new to quail but I sure would like to know.
     
  7. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've only had quail for about 6 months, but I have never had an egg like that before. They are normally the typical brown mottled eggs. I have no idea what could cause a randomly pretty egg!
     
  8. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I've only had quail since june so I'm totally clueless about different colored eggs. It sure would be neat to have them lay these consistently!
     
  9. DoubletakeFarm

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  10. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know what? Sometimes their water gets algae in it. So maybe that's what caused it. I usually clean it when I see it but I guess they might have had enough time to eat a bit of it. The algae from what I read contains carotenoids. Thanks for the read it was super interesting and informing. [​IMG]
     

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