What kind of eggs are these??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by BigDaddy'sGurl, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    I was at the "cattle sale" in my hometown this morning (local Monday tradition for when I'm off work: yardsale stuff, some poultry, food, etc) and I spied some Coturnix quail for 2.00 each. They were adults, and the seller was kind enough to sex them for me. I'm pretty sure I got three ladies to go with my one rooster and hen at home. They also mentioned that they had a bag of quail hatching eggs, and since they were only selling coturnix quail there, I assumed, like an idiot, that the eggs would be obviously coturnix too. I got a paper bag of 70 for 3.00. Didn't look at them first, because 3.00 seemed like a heck of a deal, and when I got home, imagine my surprise when this is what I found: (keep in mind the pic is of the eggs I won't be incubating because they were cracked...that's not what I'm concerned about, and yes, the color of the eggs is bleach WHITE...all of them. I found around a dozen cracked, but again, I'm not worried about that)

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    So WHAT kind of eggs do I have?? They are mostly fairly large for coturnix, and ALL are solid white. Any spots you see are either cracks or poo...please help so I know how long to incubate them!!!
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    They look like Bobwhite eggs. Bobwhite eggs should hatch about day 23. [​IMG]
     
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  3. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    That's what I was thinking and I'm a little disappointed...I had some bobwhites once and they were the flightiest quail I'd ever seen! My Coturnix will let me reach my hand in amongst them without much fuss...the bobwhites would fly loose the moment I looked at them! Thanks for your opinion on the eggs! : )
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Yeah, Bobwhites are a rough crowd to keep!
     
  5. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    blue scale kina look similar to bob eggs they are barely speckled sometimes
     
  6. scottysquails

    scottysquails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Coturnix as well as Bobwhites and those eggs sure look like Bobwhites to me also.
     
  7. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    Ah well looks like the consensus is BobWhite. Guess I will be selling them as they hatch, lol. Been there, don't wanna go back. : )

    Thanks all!
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Well They're Definately Not Cow Eggs [​IMG]

    Yes They Do Appear To Be Bob Eggs..... Let The Rough And Rowdy Party Begin!
     
  9. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they aint dragg'n each other around the brooder by the foot, or peck'in one an other on the head, they get kinda boring!!! Bill
     
  10. Quail1994

    Quail1994 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:lol:D
     

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