Calico Coturnix Quail Eggs | Southwest Gamebirds

Calico Hatching Eggs

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

SKU: CAL Category:

We are no longer selling hatching eggs to the public, but have left the following listing active to keep information available to our customers and to other sellers. Many of our lines are now available from Thieving Otter Farm.

We also have adult birds for sale, available here.

If you have purchased eggs from us before, we thank you for supporting our farm and our research. We are shifting focus from hatching eggs to our coaching program: Quailology. Some of the members of this program have already taken on the responsibility of maintaining several of our bloodlines in order to make them available to the public going forward, and we look forward to supporting these farms in the years to come. The following is our historical product description:

While it is unclear exactly how old the Calico gene is, it was first isolated and named by Dana Manchester in the United States in 2012. It has since been found in Germany and Australia. The gene was re-imported into the US in 2020 by K.Dale Coturnix. To develop the line of pure Calico offered by Southwest Gamebirds, we bred Calico quail from imported German stock with a US production line to improve the size and conformation of the birds as well as egg production characteristics. While Calico quail have historically been in the bantam weight class, birds from this line are seated comfortably in the standard class and lay an average sized egg. This line of pure Calico is unrelated to our Calico Fee line.

What to expect: 100% Calico, with a small percentage also diluted with Roux. While it is always possible for Calico to carry other recessive mutations, we have not observed this in our flock. Any Roux Calico that hatch will be female, and are likely the result of a single male carrier in our flock.

We ship all Calico hatching eggs with care in custom foam for insulation and protection during transport. The post office can be unpredictable, but this shipping method gives your eggs the best chance of maintaining viability, and we always include extra eggs free of charge when available. While we cannot guarantee your hatching success, we are more than willing to assist with any incubation or shipping related issues, so feel free to contact us at any point of your quail journey if you have questions or concerns about your eggs. Our goal is to make you happy with high quality eggs, fast shipping, and good customer service.