- Medium 1.75 oz or heavier (50g)
- Large 2 oz or heavier`(57g)
- XL 2.25 oz or heavier (64g)
- Colors: White, Brown, Blue, Pink, Green in several shades of each, speckled - again in several colors.
- Small: 70-77g
- Medium: 77-84g
- Large: 84-91g
- Colors: White, Cream
- Interesting side note: Hatchability of Small and Medium is reported as 5% higher than Large.
- 66 to 110 grams (2-2.7" in length and 1.5-2" wide, circumfrance aronud 5")
- brown usually speckled, white usually speckled
- around 144 grams, but it depends greatly on the variety. (3-4.5" in length, 3+" width 7+" circumference)
- Color: white, cream, brown, speckled
- Regular (most store bought I've seen)
- 9 g (6 = Large chicken egg, 7 = EX) We don't sell any this small we 'harvest' quail that lay 'regular' sized eggs.
- Jumbo (based on the rules for a 'jumbo' quail)
- 14 g ( 4 = Medium chicken, 4.5 = XL)
- XL 17-21g ( 3 = Large chicken egg, 3.3 = XL)
- Colors: Speckled brown with possible grey overlay, brown, white, cream, blue, all with brown black spots and a lot that look like they are clouded over with grey.
Other 'commercial' eggsI'm told in some places you can also find
- emu: 700-900g
- Colors: Green, grey, blue, black
- ostritch 1400g (1.4KG)
- Color: White, Cream
- duck: 65-125g (average 94g)
- gull (1 to 2x's the size of a normal chicken egg, a delicacy in England and Scandinavia)
- pheasant, larger than quail, smaller than chicken. olive-brown to blue-gray
- turtle, I suspect these vary in size depending on the size of the mother.
The colors listed are the ones I've seen, if you know of others - let me know, I'll update the chart.
Funny side story: My 4 year old (at the time) was at the zoo with me and some others. There was an ornithologist who had an owl egg on display. The ornithologist asked my 4 year old: Do you know what this is? She looked at the egg, held the egg, looked puzzled up at me but said nothing. The ornithologist said (helpfully) do you think it is a chicken egg? My 4 year old looked at the ornithologist and replied with a disgusted tone of voice 'No', then hesitantly looked at me again and said 'It's kind of like a Muscovy egg'. The ornithologist laughed and said 'Yes, you are right, it is a lot more like a Muscovy egg than a chicken' Further discussion was; The sheen on the shell was more like a muscovy than a chicken and shape of the owl egg was more like a muscovy than a chicken - but the shape was what made my 4 year old unsure - it wasn't quite right for a muscovy egg.
Published: 2017.Oct.24 Last edited: 2017.Oct.24
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