Why have my quail eggs changed color?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by BigDaddy'sGurl, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    I admit I am a newbie to raising quail. My little hen is about 3 and a half months old and has been laying for quite a while now. I LOVE her. Best layer I have in a flock of 20 chickens and 2 quail. [​IMG]

    Here's my question. Her very first egg ever was an off white solid color. No speckles. Every egg, for the most part thereafter was brown/cream and speckled/splotched as I think they should be. Now, she is laying less b/c I have no additional light for her besides daylight and her eggs are mostly all a variation of off-white. Some are a pale pale blue all over, some are more olive, some are cream. But 90% are solid colored in some whitish theme. Is there something wrong here? They seem exactly the same, otherwise. She is laying about every other day for now. Her diet hasn't changed and she is otherwise feisty and fat and content.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    This is normal, all hens lay different colored eggs. Mine lay all sorts of eggs.
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I moved one of my button females to a different pen and before the move she always layed dark green eggs. Well when I moved her she started laying much lightere eggs and not as many. Today she finally went back to her normal color. Depends alot on the bird too. [​IMG]
     
  4. berna

    berna Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] im confused, thos are my first 2 eggs of my hen, she just started to lay but they look diferenta from other quails eggs
     
  5. peanut1981

    peanut1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    They're all going to be different! If they're fertile they'll still hatch!
     
  6. berna

    berna Out Of The Brooder

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    oh ok, those are my first 2 egags, is my first time raising quails, i only have 3, i think 1 girl and 2 boys
     
  7. peanut1981

    peanut1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    Berna separate the 2 males from the female or you will end up with bloodshed! The ratio of hens to roosters is between 4 hens and 7 hens to 1 rooster. If the ratio isn't high enough the rooster will breed your hens to death. If there are to many roosters they will kill one another for breeding rights to the hens!
     
  8. funsized72

    funsized72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think he has button quail. just saying
     
  9. berna

    berna Out Of The Brooder

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    oh
    oh ok, im gonna take out one of the males that is really mean with the girl and the other boy, will she stop laying if i separete them??
     
  10. berna

    berna Out Of The Brooder

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    mine are coturnix quials
     

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