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What colour eggs do runners and rouhen lay?

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Hi
I have a white Indian runner duck, Daisy
And I rouhen Clair, Valley
Today I found their first egg in the nest box. It is white. Who's egg is this? Also what coulour eggs do white Indian runners? And what colour eggs do rouhens lay?
Thanks, Fi
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Not sure who's it is, I think rouens lay an off-white egg and runners lay a white or green egg. Congrats on getting the first duck egg also!

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My fawn/white runner lays white eggs and my chocolate runner lays green eggs.
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It could be either ducks. All my ducks lay white eggs except for my Cayuga who lays a green egg. I have a blue runner, fawn and white runner, white layer, welsh harlequin and a Cayuga.

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My phone thinks that it is smarter than I, please excuse the typos and nonsense jabber.

 

5 ducks, 3 chickens, 2 dogs and 1 cat all in suburbia.

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Breed Temperament Weight (1) Egg Prod. (2) Mothering Bluish Eggs Egg Size (3) Fertility (4)
Black Swedish Calm 5 - 6.25 # 130 - 180 /yr. Fair 20 % 80 - 90 grams 85 %
Black Runner Nervous 3.25 - 4 # 100 - 180 /yr. Poor - Fair 70 % 65 - 80 grams 84 %
Blue Runner Nervous 3.25 - 4 # 100 - 180 /yr. Poor - Fair 70 % 65 - 80 grams 84 %
Blue Swedish Calm 5 - 6.25 # 120 - 180 /yr. Fair Less Than 5 % 80 - 95 grams 85 %
Buff Calm 5 - 6.25 # 130 - 180 /yr. Fair 20 % 80 - 90 grams 85 %
Cayuga Calm 4.75 - 6 # 130 - 180 /yr. Fair Less Than 2 % 75 - 90 grams 83 %
Chocolate Runner Nervous 3.25 - 4 # 100 - 180 /yr. Poor - Fair 75 % 65 - 80 grams 86 %
Fawn and White Runner Nervous 3.25 - 4 # 100 - 180 /yr. Poor - Fair 35 % 65 - 80 grams 86 %
Jumbo Pekin Very Calm 9 - 13.5 # 140 - 175 /yr. Poor Less Than 2 % 90 - 100 grams 85 %
Golden 300 Hybrid Layer Very Nervous 4.5 - 5.75 # 200 - 290 /yr. Fair 5 % 75 - 90 grams 93 %
Grimaud Hybrid Pekin Calm 8 - 12.25 # 150 - 200 /yr. Poor Less Than 2 % 90 - 100 grams 89 %
Khaki Campbell Nervous 3.5 - 4.5 # 165 - 210 /yr. Good Less Than 5 % 75 - 85 grams 87 %
Mallard Calm 2.25 - 2.5 # 60 -120 /yr. Very Good 70 % 65 - 75 grams 90 %
Pekin Calm 7 - 13.5 # 140 - 220 /yr. Poor Less Than 2 % 90 - 100 grams 89 %
Rouen Calm 5 - 7.25 # 140 - 180 /yr. Good 35 % 80 - 95 grams 87 %
Welsh Harlequin Very Calm 4.5 - 5.5 # 150 - 200 /yr. Good Less Than 2 % 75 -85 grams 75 %
White Crested Nervous 6 - 7.25 # 100 - 130 /yr. Poor - Fair Less Than 2 % 80 - 90 grams 83 %
White Layer Calm 4.5 - 5.75 # 200 - 290 /yr. Fair 1-2 % 75 - 90 grams 93 %

 

 

It looks like it could be either - feel their hip bones - the duck with the wider pelvis just laid the eggs.  It should be 3-4 fingers wide.  You just feel near their bum, and you will feel two sharp points of bone.  If they aren't laying, or its a male duck, they will be two fingers apart. 

Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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