quail laid an odd egg?

buttercup95

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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...

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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buttercup95

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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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buttercup95

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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.
 

buttercup95

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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!
 

buttercup95

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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.
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