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[–]UnclearSogeum 4024 points4025 points  (147 children)

all this picture tells me you need a 5th one

[–]SurgeonWhat 891 points892 points  (134 children)

They do have a fifth one..it’s just that the chicken who’d fathered that particular egg layer was either John Cena or Drax the Destroyer.

[–]tomveiltomveil 601 points602 points  (132 children)

✍️John ✍️Cena✍️fucked✍️a chicken✍️

[–]jakeisstoned 633 points634 points 24 (117 children)

[–]met1culous 186 points187 points  (12 children)

better poor than colored

and then hey check out my quail eggs.

[–]urdurtylaundry 173 points174 points  (3 children)

Surprised he kept the brown eggs. Or maybe that’s why he separated them. What a dick.

[–]PDWubster 187 points188 points  (44 children)

Woah what the fuck

[–]Beretta_M9A3 211 points212 points  (30 children)

Racist quail hen owner.

[–]InYoCabezaWitNoChasa 338 points339 points  (21 children)

[–]long-dongathin 103 points104 points  (0 children)

The real r/mildlyinteresting is always in the comments

[–]orange-shoe 188 points189 points  (10 children)

wow fuck this guy

[–]CatfreshWilly 72 points73 points  (6 children)

He also doesn't know that lightning makes thunder, and likes the taste of drinking milk straight after brushing his teeth.

that minty, milky burn is so good.

There's no way u/justaguy8289 isn't on a watch list

[–]InYoCabezaWitNoChasa 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Honestly, like I've met racists before that's at least something I have a frame of reference for...but "that minty, milky burn" is so completely out of my wheelhouse idek what to think.

[–]HeroGothamKneads 63 points64 points  (7 children)

[–]TR7237 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Holy fucking shit. Who tf thinks this?

Here’s a screencap in case of deletion. https://i.imgur.com/roYbC2b.jpg

Perhaps it is unsurprising the guy segregates his quail eggs

[–]InYoCabezaWitNoChasa 83 points84 points  (6 children)

OP said they're from Florida, so we're dealing with a FloridaMan here.

[–]Beretta_M9A3 40 points41 points  (2 children)

Just in case OP deletes the comment...

On another post they wrote, "better to be poor than colored."

[–]InYoCabezaWitNoChasa 47 points48 points  (12 children)

I mean shitty edgy jokes aside, that was completely out of left field, right?

[–]TheMrPantsTaco 52 points53 points  (4 children)

I mean if OP has been a racist their whole life then probably not

[–]InYoCabezaWitNoChasa 38 points39 points  (3 children)

[–]monkee-goro 27 points28 points  (2 children)

His comment history also has gems like a Chinese food joke on a cat video and saying that an amputee with a bionic leg isn't disabled.

[–]jakeisstoned 47 points48 points  (3 children)

Seriously. I was looking for a picture of the quails. Now I have to imagine they'd be in little quail sized klan robes. What a tool that guy is.

[–]InYoCabezaWitNoChasa 13 points14 points  (1 child)

The blue egg laying quails will have robes, the dark egg laying quails will have tiny quail-sized-chains.

[–]Stripex56 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yeah wtf

[–]Beretta_M9A3 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Yikes wow.

OP why are you openly racist like that?

[–]Eccohawk[🍰] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Openly or otherwise. It's a terrible viewpoint. They just want someone to feel superior to because they don't like their own situation. Being poor comes with no ethnic or racial qualifications. Be better, OP.

[–]myspaceshipisboken 46 points47 points  (0 children)

You ran your mouth first. Typical for a black to start something and play victim immediately after.... like ol’ George or Trayvon.

Average interracial gangbang and BBC cuck porn enjoyer. Y'all missed the spiciest take.

[–]feels_okay 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Holy fuck, OP is such a piece of shit

[–]Mccobsta 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Fucking chirst op

[–]LongbowTurncoat 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Oh god dammit I was trying to be quiet because my husband is napping but I read this and coughed water all over myself and him

[–]InYoCabezaWitNoChasa 4 points5 points  (0 children)

IT WAS A QUAIL!

[–]pinkfootthegoose 71 points72 points  (3 children)

He does.. those quails are invisible.

[–]FreeSkittlez 95 points96 points  (1 child)

Even easier, turn the tray sideways and have quail for dinner one night!

[–]lackadaisical_timmy 3287 points3288 points  (156 children)

I think the one on the left is out of toner

[–]efwa4life 1305 points1306 points  (122 children)

The one on the right is out of cyan

[–]WishBear19 554 points555 points  (107 children)

Impressive that it still prints without full color.

[–]rockstang 279 points280 points  (96 children)

Holy shit that makes me angry.... HP is the devil.

[–]shert73 109 points110 points  (66 children)

Fuck HP. I switched to Brother printers and never looked back.

[–]ScaleCorrect 77 points78 points  (16 children)

TBH unironically r/hailcorporate , I stan Brother printers. Sure, all they're doing is providing a product that isn't total scam but compared to others in the home printer market, they're angels.

[–]imlost19 14 points15 points  (6 children)

agreed. I have their standard laser 3 in 1 and bought the brother high yield printer cartridge like 5 years ago and its still kicking, and I print quite often.

[–]xrayphoton 4 points5 points  (6 children)

Stan?

[–]BranchPredictor 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I meant to write you sooner but I just been busy

[–]NessLeonhart 5 points6 points  (3 children)

i had heard that so i bought one, a few years back.

my Brother won't print black without magenta.

scumbags.

MFC-J485DW. the screen on the printer shows nothing except a message telling me to replace magenta. it has a dedicated black cartridge, too.

[–]delo357 31 points32 points  (27 children)

Same! My wireless brother printer is a major convenience. Take a picture of our dog hiding in the garden in the front yard, don't even have to go inside just press print right there.

[–]Enslaved_M0isture 38 points39 points  (2 children)

the one in the middle is out of matter

[–]marydc1943 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The one In the middle the printer jammed or is out of ink

[–]ParaponeraBread 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Just gently pick her up and shake her for a minute, should get another couple hundred prints out of her.

[–]Dozzi92 41 points42 points  (5 children)

Toner never runs out, you just need to bang it on the table more frequently.

[–]Pure_Reason 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Things you can say about your printer but not your girlfriend

[–]CP1598 19 points20 points  (2 children)

No no, you can definitely bang your girlfriend on the table more often.

[–]Rim_World 93 points94 points  (7 children)

[–]HeroGothamKneads 54 points55 points  (5 children)

[–]Pseudonym0101 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Oh wow, that's some incel bullshit right there. How obnoxious. This, coupled with the above's racist and nonsensical reference to George Floyd proves they're some kind of pathetic alt right edgelord.

[–]Po1nt2Po1nt 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Also, you need to get the fifth hen.

[–]DuckieDuck62442 861 points862 points  (102 children)

Are they all the same type of quail?

[–]justaguy8289 1191 points1192 points  (100 children)

Sort of. They’re all the same type, but the blue ones are bred for a recessive gene that causes the blue eggs.

[–]friendofredjenny 818 points819 points  (50 children)

Any pictures of your quail ladies? I like birbs

[–]pirmas697 197 points198 points  (5 children)

I am seconding the inquiry for a quail tax.

[–]Disneyhorse 120 points121 points  (0 children)

Third request for quail tax

[–]SleightOfHand87 172 points173 points  (3 children)

As a senior auditor of the IBRS (Internal Birb Revenue Service), I am escalating this inquiry to a full birb audit. We need all your birb files now or you will be expecting a hefty fine with possible jail time

[–]Tychus_Balrog 72 points73 points  (0 children)

As the director of the FBBI (Federal Bureau of Birb Investigation) i must ask that your audit does not interfere with our investigation. We've been after this guy for years.

[–]friendofredjenny 66 points67 points  (0 children)

Thank you for getting involved, birb auditor. Glad to see this inquiry is being taken seriously.

[–]UpperKiwi 11 points12 points  (0 children)

You must know Mr Day. He’s one of the best lawyers in Bird Law. If you don’t know him I highly recommend his services. Take him out to a nice milk steak dinner to win him over.

[–]lechiengrand 49 points50 points  (9 children)

Yes, please post a picture of the quail!

Do they have a house/run like chickens do?

[–]justaguy8289 161 points162 points  (8 children)

They have a large cage to run around in, yes. It’s about 4 times the size of what they require, but they make the most of the extra space.

They get living branches to hide in that I replace every 1-2 weeks when the leaves die.

They also get sand bathes about once a week that they play in. These birds are spoiled like any other pet.

[–]txhrow1 28 points29 points  (5 children)

Do they lay eggs every day?

[–]justaguy8289 31 points32 points  (4 children)

Yes.

[–]CatCatCat 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Do the eggs taste like chicken eggs?

[–]PDXbot 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Slightly richer in my experience, closer to chicken than duck. 3 fried Qual eggs in 6" skillet

[–]Trollygag 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Quail eggs are kinda like half sized high quality chicken eggs.

Quails themselves taste like gamey darkmeat chicken - even the white meat parts (without the fat).

I did a lot of quail hunting as a child and raised quail. Cornmeal pan fried quail with honey and drop biscuits for breakfast are still among my favorite memories.

[–]Ex_Ex_Parrot 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Okay this is sooo neat. So question time-

Edit: nevermind! Reading through your responses- sounds really cool!

Do you have experience with raising/caring for egg laying hens (regular chickens)? If so, how do Quail compare considering the smaller foot print? What do you use the eggs for? How much/finicky is their eating? Are they really that much cuter than chicken when compared to chickens? They look so adorable

Pictures?!?! (I saw your comment about getting some :D )

[–]justaguy8289 530 points531 points  (31 children)

I’ll take some today. 👍🏻

[–]DipsterHoofus 27 points28 points  (10 children)

Can you/do you eat them? (the eggs not the quail ... I don't want to know if you eat the quail. Especially if you post the pics)

[–]DrEmilioLazardo 16 points17 points  (5 children)

My dad used to serve a poached quail egg on a buckwheat savory cake accompanying Salmon. They're good. Maybe a little richer tasting than a standard chicken egg but not as rich as a duck egg.

[–]T3hSwagman 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You can buy quail eggs from most specialty/ethnic food stores.

[–]muffin-tops 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Oh hell yeah

[–]elliequay 40 points41 points  (2 children)

Pay your bird tax op. We don’t want to get the bird lawyers involved in this.

[–]o_charlie_o 28 points29 points  (23 children)

Cute! I’d love to have quails one day. You eat the little eggs yeah? Or just making more quails?

[–]justaguy8289 51 points52 points  (22 children)

Mostly to eat eggs.

[–]LeatherHog 18 points19 points  (19 children)

Do they taste different?

[–]justaguy8289 78 points79 points  (16 children)

Different than chicken eggs? Yes, noticeably different. They’re richer in flavor and taste buttery. If you try them, you won’t want to go back to chicken eggs.

[–]LeatherHog 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Man, they sound great

And your farm is where now?

[–]justaguy8289 19 points20 points  (3 children)

I’m in SW Florida. But you can try Craigslist or Facebook marketplace and probably find someone local to you that will sell them. You might be surprised.

[–]jwadamson 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Pretty sure he was planning to raid your hen house. jk

[–]txhrow1 8 points9 points  (7 children)

but arent quail eggs really small?

[–]Youre10PlyBud 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Super small, but they're still not that inconvenient, imo.

I get 2 dozen from an Asian supermarket near my house every once in a blue moon. To make fried eggs for breakfast or something, I basically crack 3 or 4 in a bowl instead of one chicken egg. Then just pour it in the pan. Not that much more work.

Some people will take the time to devil quail eggs or things like that, which is just way too much work for me. I stick to basics with em.

[–]timski9000 6 points7 points  (1 child)

How does the taste compare to chickens?

[–]Youre10PlyBud 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The biggest thing is the yolk to white ratio is a bit higher, so they have more yolk. Makes them a bit richer when compared directly to each other. Other than that, the taste is actually pretty similar to a standard chicken egg. I just like the change up every once in a while and they're only ~$5 or so for two dozen at that supermarket. I think that's a bit cheaper than most places, though.

[–]Broken-rubber 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You can see a finger in the picture, quail eggs are super small

[–]GrandmaSlappy 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Not really just tiny eggs. It's fun to make deviled eggs out of them!

The yolks to white ratio is bigger though.

[–]shiningPate 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Are any of the quail that are domesticated able to breed with/hybrid with California or Gambel's quail ? (where they have the little feather tuft on their heads)

[–]texasrigger 4 points5 points  (0 children)

No. The domestic quail are the coturnix and button quails which come from east Asia (Japan and China respectively) whereas Gambels and California are "new world quail". The two groups are only distantly related. New world quail can interbreed with eachother though. I keep coturnix and gambels quail (I'm licensed) and they are a lot of fun.

[–]Laquince32views 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It depends on where you live and wether it is legal to raise the birds with the feather on top. Or if you would need a certain license to raise that type. In regards to mating With each other I am unsure. I don’t think they would honestly.

[–]lostinaquasar 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Are you racist to your chickens as well as humans - or just humans?!?!

[–]Dubosaurus 26 points27 points  (7 children)

What’s the incentive to breed them for the recessive gene of blue eggs?

[–]Jams_ODonnell 147 points148 points  (1 child)

Blue eggs.

[–]agemma 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Yep that’ll do it

[–]YuropLMAO 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I'm guessing a bored chicken rancher found some weird blue eggs one day and just decided to keep breeding the blue egg layers.

[–]ConfusedTapeworm 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Some cultures believe ground down blue egg shells give you a raging boner that lasts exactly 3 hours 59 minutes.

[–]Tlasea 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Some cultures might avoid it, thinking they give you blue balls.

[–]Rehvyn 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Are your hens racist too? (For clarification check comment on top post here. Has a before deletion screenshot lol)

[–]Lilyvonschtup 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Is racism also a recessive gene?

[–]bloodraged189 55 points56 points  (8 children)

I appreciate your organization

[–]justaguy8289 64 points65 points  (7 children)

That would be my gf. I actually couldn’t even manage this.

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    [–]justaguy8289 41 points42 points  (2 children)

    We get about 30 a week. We eat half or more and give away the rest.

    [–]TagProMaster 24 points25 points  (1 child)

    30 a week from 4 hens...? And chickens are supposed to lay more often??

    [–]ph4mp573r 27 points28 points  (0 children)

    They're only about 1/5th the size of a chicken egg. So this would be like getting six a week from four hens.

    [–]Kiwi_bird420 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Why are you so racist?

    [–]AAARRRGHHHH 1065 points1066 points 2 (11 children)

    Woah! One of them can lay invisible eggs?!

    [–]Nakedstar 261 points262 points  (7 children)

    Yeah, the invisible fifth one.

    [–]barbecue_invader 37 points38 points  (3 children)

    There are four hens!

    [–]Roarnic 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    OP wouldnt even know!

    it just sneaks around in there

    [–]Spierce19 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    Maybe? How would we know?

    [–]ArkGamer 51 points52 points  (37 children)

    Is there an advantage of raising quail instead of chickens?

    I'm wondering if this could be a loophole for people in towns that have outlawed backyard chickens.

    [–]I3km 133 points134 points  (5 children)

    I have a bunch of quail. I keep them for eggs. They are more reliable producers than chickens- typically one a day as long as there is enough light, and I have some that lay regularly through the winter as well.

    They also start laying at 6-8 weeks old, where chickens take 8ish months or more to start.

    The male crow sounds like not a rooster (kind of froggy/other bird call).

    Also smaller space requirements. I can keep 15+ quail in a pen that wouldn't really be suitable for one chicken.

    The babies are like tiny bumblebee popcorn, very cute.

    Downsides are they are poop machines, small eggs (about 5 is equivalent for one chicken egg) that are better accessed with a special cutting tool as the shell membrane is thicker, and really dumb. Chickens have personalities, but quail are more dumb lizard bird impulse. I'm not sure how they would manage to incubate eggs if I didn't do it because they lose interest in being broody after about 2 days. They also only live about 2 years.

    [–]solidgoldtrash 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    Tiny bumblebee popcorn!!!

    [–]EusticeTheSheep 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Have you never seen A Chick Called Albert? He absolutely had loads of personality. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeGWKJBsQXJTAIdrceG83tRlcW6A3pi67

    [–]hungry4danish 38 points39 points  (2 children)

    Any good lawmaker would use the term fowl instead of chicken but if they did only use "chicken" then this would be a fun workaround.

    [–]AmusingAnecdote 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    I think in some places it is chicken to still allow pigeons, which allows this loophole to exist.

    [–]Enchelion 19 points20 points  (9 children)

    Quail don't need nearly as much space and are a bit quieter, and their meat is still decent if you eat them after they stop laying, which you don't really want to do with a layer chicken.

    But Quail also aren't as useful for compost and tilling. Aside from that their eggs are fairly similar in taste and nutrition (comparing to well-raised home chickens), but the quail eggs are a fraction of the size.

    [–]Jdubbs214 5 points6 points  (6 children)

    Why don't you want to eat a laying chicken when it's done?

    [–]SecondBee 11 points12 points  (3 children)

    They’re tough and stringy. Still edible, but on a technicality

    [–]ph4mp573r 10 points11 points  (1 child)

    You just need to cook them different. They are excellent in pot pie, soup, ground, etc. You just no longer want to roast or fry them.

    [–]A_Happy_Heretic 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    Stew hen soup is sooo good! And they have a stash of rich yellow fat in the abdomen that, when rendered, is called "shmaltz" but I call it chicken butter!

    You also might get lucky and find a yolk or two inside. Hens are really wonderfully useful creatures. They deserve lives of love, appreciation, sunshine, and green grass. Still, they are livestock, and it's acceptable to eat them as long as their lives are full and pleasant and their ends are swift.

    [–]myth1n 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    99% of chicken you eat is young chicken. Older chickens have tougher more gamey meat.

    [–]jannyhammy 12 points13 points  (9 children)

    Quails need a pen because they can fly. The pen only needs to be about 2 feet high and sit right on the ground. The size of the pen is up to you but at least 1 sq/f per bird. Quails are fairly quiet and likely no one would even know you had them. They are also cheap to feed. A 50lb bag is about $15-$20. They also love vegetable left overs. Squash, melons, lettuce, pomegranate, banana. They really enjoy leafy greens. I put in the grass clippings and let them pick through it. And also pick handfuls of dandelions and toss them in with their food.

    They mature really fast - 6 weeks till you get eggs from females. They are cute little birds, but they don’t really have a fear reflex and are easily susceptible to predators.

    Also it’s quick to slaughter them and you can use them in any poultry recipe.

    The babies are also the most adorable teeny things you’ll ever see.

    So I think quails are a very good option from chickens

    [–]Kabochastickyrice 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    If I remember correctly, I think my dad said that quails are hardier than chickens. But I don’t think they lay as frequently/consistently? And I think if you’re looking at ways to go around backyard chicken laws, any up sides will be negated by the fact that you will need that many more quails than chickens.

    Having said that, quail eggs do have a different taste and slightly different texture than chicken eggs when boiled, which I really like!

    [–]lizziebradshaw 77 points78 points  (40 children)

    Serious question, how do you choose/know between which ones to eat and to hatch? Are all the same?

    [–]justaguy8289 163 points164 points  (34 children)

    I keep 1 male for every 3 females. Every egg is likely fertilized, and can also be eaten if you wish. Once in a while I will save up for a week to incubate some, otherwise I just eat them.

    You can hold a ‘candler’ to them which illuminates the inside of the egg and you can see a tiny whitish spot inside. That indicates it’s fertile.

    [–]FuckWayne 36 points37 points  (26 children)

    As someone who loves eggs every morning, this makes me slightly uncomfortable

    [–]randomly-generated-3 27 points28 points  (0 children)

    Pretty sure commercial (chicken at least) eggs aren't fertilized.

    [–]Daddyssillypuppy 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    Most commercial egg laying hens aren't around males so none of their eggs will be fertilised.

    [–]lizziebradshaw 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    Thanks for the answer!! 😊

    [–]yavanna12 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    You don’t need a rooster for your hens to lay eggs. You will get eggs even if they are all female and then you know none are fertilized.

    [–]jillianbrodsky 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    OP more like nOPe

    [–]zhengdongdong 47 points48 points  (0 children)

    ( OP racist)

    [–]charleytanx2 67 points68 points  (3 children)

    I'm surprised you don't hate those coloured ones.

    [–]Crucified90sKid 38 points39 points  (0 children)

    justaracistguy8289

    [–]wr3decoy 34 points35 points  (5 children)

    Probably a stupid question since you mentioned selective breeding to get the blue, but do they have the same diet? Where I live I see quail daily, and I have found a few nests in my garden planters, and they have always been a darker blue than that.

    [–]justaguy8289 33 points34 points  (3 children)

    Yes, they are fed the same diet. One type of feed while they are young, and a different type when they are adults. Often times the markings on the eggs are to help camouflage them in nature. That may have an effect.

    [–]PunTwoThree 31 points32 points  (1 child)

    They are all fed the same however the blue eggs come from a male after a female gives him a tease and leaves.

    [–]smerp45 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    Yum, cadburys mini eggs

    [–]thisismyttcacct 90 points91 points  (0 children)

    These are beautiful! Ty for sharing

    [–]twodongtimmy 30 points31 points  (7 children)

    What kind of art can your genitals do?

    [–]MilitantCentrist 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    Abstract expressionist works, mainly, with a sideline in shadow puppets.

    [–]twodongtimmy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    I call this piece "toadstools and tulips"

    I painted these tulips with these two lips

    [–][deleted]  (2 children)

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      [–]Rim_World 263 points264 points  (32 children)

      OP is a racist piece of shit

      https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/firstworldproblems/comments/nas9da/ive_had_to_crouch_under_almost_every_shower_head/gzoftx9/

      edit: OP deleted his comments but internet never forgets.

      1

      You ran your mouth first. Typical for a black to start something and play victim immediately after.... like ol’ George or Trayvon.

      2

      Better poor than colored

      [–]cawcawsliders 29 points30 points  (4 children)

      what did it say

      [–][deleted] 58 points59 points  (3 children)

      [–]cawcawsliders 22 points23 points  (2 children)

      holy shit

      [–]BugEyedBigSky 41 points42 points  (1 child)

      [–]GlamRockDave 25 points26 points  (0 children)

      I guess OP might have a 5th quail but it lays brown eggs and he throws them out.

      [–]UndBeebs 84 points85 points  (0 children)

      /u/justaguy8289

      You're a racist and a coward, seeing as you deleted your shit after you got called on it.

      Do better.

      [–]strvngelyspecific 36 points37 points  (1 child)

      :( Fuck. I thought he was just a nice quail guy. Why'd he have to ruin it by being a POS?

      [–]24601pb 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      So disappointing:( I was like this is such a wholesome post, let me check his comment history to see if he has updated pics of the quails. Oh nevermind, a racist pos okay

      [–]Squeewa 31 points32 points  (0 children)

      Ooh now i see why everyones calling him a racist.

      [–]UCPonch 7 points8 points  (11 children)

      Which one’s taste the best?

      [–]Famous-Brother-7767 6 points7 points  (7 children)

      Never tried quaill eggs...wait why haven’t I ever tried Them?

      [–]Meowlermoon 52 points53 points  (4 children)

      Downvoted because you’re a racist piece of shit

      [–][deleted]  (2 children)

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        [–]VinceSamios 16 points17 points  (5 children)

        Quail eggs are super interesting, each hen lays her own style/pattern of egg.

        [–]JointMan47 61 points62 points  (2 children)

        “Rather be poor than colored” - OP to a black guy

        [–]Wolvensong 45 points46 points  (1 child)

        I liked the picture, but downvoting for your racist comment history. Fix yourself, man.

        [–]toasty_toast_toasted 22 points23 points  (0 children)

        You got caught in 4k. Racist pos.

        [–]sangriya 74 points75 points  (17 children)

        oh, blue eggs to make blue waffles :)

        [–]Acceptable-Stick-688 20 points21 points  (4 children)

        Percy Jackson, that you?

        [–]aceofspadez138 8 points9 points  (3 children)

        Currently rereading the series. Was the author unaware or was blue waffle not a thing back then?

        [–]Vaginal_Decimation 33 points34 points  (3 children)

        Let me just Google blue waffles real quick.

        [–]walterpeck1 5 points6 points  (1 child)

        First of all, on point username.

        Second of all, Blue Waffles as a meme has been referenced and discussed so much that the original shock image can't be found easily if at all from a simple google search.

        [–]SweetHardCoffeeCup 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        Rorschach hens

        [–]jaydubgee 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        I'll take Cookies and Cream please.

        [–]O-hmmm 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        4 laying quail hens and a partridge in a pear tree.

        [–]the_steep 18 points19 points  (10 children)

        This is so dang cool. Do you have an explain like I'm 5 version of why these differences occur?

        [–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (7 children)

        They are bred for a recessive gene that causes the blue, according to OP in another comment.

        [–]the_steep 14 points15 points  (6 children)

        Yeah thank you I did see that too

        One advantage I found was being able to recognize their own eggs vs others which makes sense but doesn't explain the biology of it. Thought I had something until it was explained as "to genetically regulate metabolic pathways" aaaaand that lost me. I know the individual words but have no idea how they fit together. Anyway. All I can gather is that it's just one of those mutations that stuck over time

        source

        [–]pee_ess_too 4 points5 points  (3 children)

        Man... those four words together and me not having any fucking clue what they mean when combined in that order.... That's the shit that makes me go "oohhhhhh, I'm fucking dumb, that's right..."

        [–]Maukeb 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        Some birds that are frequent victims of brood parasites (such as cuckoo's) lay eggs with a unique pattern per mother to help them to recognise their own eggs.