Celadon Quail Hatching Eggs
Celadon Quail are a special variety of Coturnix Quail who carry a rare, recessive gene that causes their eggs to be slightly variated shades of robin's egg blue. This recessive gene is known as the celadon, or "ce" gene.
This celadon gene is an autosomal recessive gene. It means that for it to be expressed by laying blue eggs, the female laying the eggs must possess two copies of the gene. So, she must inherit this trait from both parents.
The eggs we are selling here, Celadon Quail Eggs, are laid by a female with the rare "ce" gene but must be fertilized by a male with the same gene for the offspring to lay Celadon eggs. We cannot tell if a given quail carries the "ce" gene by looking at them. The Celadon egg layers are not in themselves a separate variety of quail, any more than having black hair makes someone a different race. The ability to lay Celadon Eggs is simply a recessive trait that some Coturnix quail carry.
The Coturnix Quail that are hatched from Celadon Quail Eggs come in a very wide variety of colors and patterns, which can include Tibetan, Tibetan Tuxedo, Rosetta, Range, and Scarlet, among others. Some of them are likely to lay Celadon eggs themselves!
Incubation Time: Jumbo Brown Coturnix Quail Hatching Eggs will hatch in about 18 days.
Temperature/Humidity: Jumbo Brown Coturnix Quail Hatching Eggs will hatch best if incubated at 100 degrees F, decreasing to 98.5 degrees F during the final three days of incubation. Humidity should be kept at 45-55% until day 14 when it should be raised to 55-65% until the chicks hatch. Turning the eggs three times a day for the first 14 days is a solid practice. After day 14, stop turning the eggs.
Special Incubation Notes: Start up your incubator 2-3 days before your eggs are due to arrive. This gives your incubator time to come fully to temperature and to stabilize humidity levels. It is also a good practice to let your newly arrived eggs rest at room temperature for about 12 hours before placing them in an incubator. Place them large side up in a clean and dry egg carton. Incubators should be kept in a room with a constant even temperature and out of the sun.