weird Coturnix eggs - PICS ADDED


12 Years
Nov 20, 2007
Glendale, AZ
I have 3 females and 1 male - all live inside - nothing has changed with the feed - cage - or the group

I have been getting a few weird eggs LOL

these are fairly young layers ( only been laying a few months )

here is the normal eggs I get

you can see they are all diffrent colors and pattrens of spots ( the double in the middle I get at least 1-2 times a week when it is in the regular sized form it is the same color and pattren as it is in double )

now yesterday I got this egg ( the 3 in a line were from another day I only get 3 eggs a day lol )

now it is another double BUT it is a diffrent color than the others ??
I did not know birds can change the color of thier eggs ??

and this morning I found this strange little egg

it has a normal hard shell BUT is slightly blue with darker blue spots

the other side has darker brown spots and has a weird little bump - the bump looks like a pile up of the darker spot coloring -- very weird little egg

but why BLUE??

so why have my girls been laying diffrent colored eggs ? I am not worried about it - just thought it was funny to get these 2 eggs LOL


the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
Adair Co., KY
Coturnix eggs can change like that, I'm not sure why that is. The blue one is actually a powdery coating, one of my tuxedos lays an egg like that all the time. Every once in a while my hands are wet when I gather them, and the blue eggs look just like the others if they are wet

The bump on the egg just means there was too much spot stuff put on. The spots are like a coating that is put on at the end.


12 Years
Nov 20, 2007
Glendale, AZ
I have learned to NOT pick up the eggs with alot of spots until AFTER they have had a chance to sit in the cage and air dry a bit - I hate getting all the spot coloring on my fingers LOL

just when I think I have a handle on my birds and learning about them - they go and change the rules on me

well glad to know I MIGHT be getting a few more oddly colored eggs from time to time

always something new with these guys/girls LOL


the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
Adair Co., KY
I actually have people ask for the 'blue' ones, I don't know why! They sure are different! Coturnix like to keep us on our toes.

ya chick ya

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jun 19, 2009
somewhere.. \-_-/
Lol if u think those eggs are weird well ive had pure white ones (very rare btw) and once it was so crazy i had an egg that was green on top white in middle and green on bottom so very queer


the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
Adair Co., KY

Quail eggs
Vinegar (white)
Kroger pickling spice
Onion, optional

Put eggs in cold tap water with 1/2 cup salt and 1 ounce vinegar per gallon of water. Boil for approximately 3-5 minutes. Test by breaking 1 egg after 3 minutes. Stir eggs while they boil a few times to keep yellow (yolk) in the center. Put eggs in white vinegar for 12 hours.
Peel eggs (strip membrane). Place in jars. Mix 1/2 white vinegar, 1/2 water, 1 cup salt per gallon solution, 1 box pickling spice per gallon and small amount of onion, if desired. Bring to a boil and pour over eggs in jars.


1 or 2 doz. boiled eggs, shelled
2 c. vinegar
1 tbsp. salt
1 c. water
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 pod hot pepper
1 med. size onion

Heat vinegar and water to boiling and pour
over eggs and sliced onion. Let stand 10


Hard-boil and peel a dozen quail eggs ...
and place them in a bowl. Then combine a
small onion (diced), 1/4 cup of vinegar,
1/2 cup of water, and a dash of salt and
pepper, and bring the mixture to a boil.
Pour the hot pickling solution over the eggs
until they're completely covered ...then
store them in the refrigerator. Serve them

Spicy pickled quail eggs

4 dozen Quail eggs
3 cups white vinegar
4 teaspoons Salt
3 teaspoons Cayenne pepper
6 garlic cloves
12 Peppercorns
10 whole allspice
2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds
4 whole cloves – didn’t have so used one
thin slice of fresh ginger root
2 bay leaves
2 fresh hot peppers, such as Serrano or
Tabasco (I used 2 whole habaneros)
also added some fresh parsley and a sprig
of fresh thyme.

]Yellow Amish Pickled Eggs

12 eggs
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
3/4 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1 1/4 cups white vinegar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon mustard seed

Place eggs in a large pot and fill with
enough water to cover. Bring to a boil,
then cover and remove from heat. Let
stand 10 minutes. Cool under running water
and remove shells. Place hard-cooked eggs
in a large jar.

In a saucepan, combine the onion, water,
sugar, and vinegar. Stir in salt, dill, garlic
powder, and mustard seed. Bring to a boil,
then simmer over low heat for 5 to 7
minutes. Pour over the eggs in the jar.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 days.
The eggs will be yellow!

Think that's all I got
just be sure that all the eggs are covered by the juice

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