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#61117 - 11/14/04 01:02 PM pharoah quail questions

has anyone ever had pharoah quail lay white eggs? i have pharoah and just here recently i collected 7 white eggs no spots.first time this has happened and i was wondering has anyone else had this to happen? oh yeah another question have you ever had white pharoah hatch i have had 2 so far.

#61118 - 11/14/04 05:23 PM Re: pharoah quail questions
Rob2 Offline
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I have had Coturnix twice, 1st time they were a mixed lot and now and then would get an egg w/o blotches of ooporphyrin, never knew if it was the same female or not. I had a few buff Coturnix this year and 1 hen did lay a egg w. no blotches, I know it was the same hen, hers never had any. I would think that could be selected for if one was interested. None of the buffs eggs were as blothcy, I suspect that may have been due to inbreeding for the buff feather color and the clearer eggshell color was a result that was not really intended,more or less accidental.(all theory)


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