Quail Male Egg!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by dimi, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. dimi

    dimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, all,

    I am a bit puzzled. In fact I am very puzzled. I have quail males in one cage as leftover from the hatch, that I've been slowly slaughtering and eating. There are two left now. They are both about 8-9 weeks old. One of them is bold by now, I guess from overmating by other.
    Now today, I discovered an egg in their cage. Its dark greenish color and twice as small as the regular quail eggs (see pictures attached). It also has an interesting substance inside, looks like a yolk in a yolk. These guys sit in the cage adjacent to the femail+one male that hatch regularly but there is no way that I can think of that it would fit through the grid.

    ANYONE seen anything like this before? Please share your thoughts!
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  2. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking one of your males is actually a female. First eggs are often tiny.
     
  3. Kherome

    Kherome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely poor female needs to be saved from that male. He can kill her from over mating. The boy needs to go or he needs more gals!
     
  4. dimi

    dimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just saw a "female" male (the one that's bold) crow. They are the same coloring too. No spekles on the breasts (these are cotrunix).

     
  5. dimi

    dimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For some reason I didn't think of taking pictures of both of them and attaching here. Will do so tonight or tomorrow morning (en route to work now)
     
  6. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like two hens...
     
  7. dimi

    dimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do hens crow?
     
  8. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post pictures of both, breast view. Also vent sex them, if foam comes out its a male (females can have traces of foam from males breeding them)
     
  9. dimi

    dimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    See attached pictures. I am pretty sure both are males. Vents show foam in both. I am thinking the egg fit through the wire mesh somehow...
    Took pictures in a rash this morning, one came out a bit blurry :-(
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  10. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look male, I would assume that it was just an odd egg that fit through the wire
     
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