weird Coturnix eggs - PICS ADDED

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Crazy4Chicks, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    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

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    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 )

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    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

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    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??

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    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
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    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 [​IMG]

    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.
     
  3. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    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 [​IMG]

    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
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    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.
     
  5. kingmt

    kingmt Songster

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    Cool. [​IMG]
     
  6. ya chick ya

    ya chick ya In the Brooder

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    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 [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Munchies

    Munchies Songster

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    Tell me about it... People buying quail eggs to eat from us, won't eat the odd colored ones... so now I just hard boil and pickle the odd ones.. [​IMG]
     
  8. ya chick ya

    ya chick ya In the Brooder

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    somewhere.. \-_-/
    just how do u pickle em'
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  9. kingmt

    kingmt Songster

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    Quote:Cook them then let them pickle in a salt & vinegar solution.
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:PICKLED QUAIL EGGS

    Quail eggs
    Water
    Salt
    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.

    PICKLED EGGS

    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
    days.

    PICKLED QUAIL EGGS

    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
    chilled.

    Spicy pickled quail eggs

    Ingredients
    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

    INGREDIENTS
    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


    DIRECTIONS
    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 [​IMG] just be sure that all the eggs are covered by the juice
     

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