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What do your duck eggs look like?

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I have been getting eggs from the ducks that are almost opaque.  Then I started noticing that I am getting greenish ones that almost look like EE eggs but are laid on the ground and around the same size as the ones that I know are duck eggs.  I have 1 buff duck hen and a couple of magpie/cayuga crosses.  Does anyone have pics of their green duck eggs?

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post #2 of 14

No  eggs here yet. I have a bunch of freeloaders.

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We live out in the middle of nowhere with our family- the next town is 10 miles away. WE currently own a bunch of chicks and chickens, ducks, meat rabbits..

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Jesus turned water into wine. I turned into liquor - Popcorn Sutton

We live out in the middle of nowhere with our family- the next town is 10 miles away. WE currently own a bunch of chicks and chickens, ducks, meat rabbits..

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/16390_100_0972.jpg
These are Runner duck eggs.  Color in photo is off so I will show you this next picture which shows more accurate color. 
The cream colored eggs are from a Khaki Campbell.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/16390_100_1007.jpg

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Yep- that's just like the ones that I've been getting.  COOL!  Now I know which ones are duck eggs.

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post #5 of 14

Dances, do you sell any duck hatching eggs?  I'd love to get some runners when my 'bator empties out a little...

post #6 of 14

Wow, never thought of that!  I have a Chocolate Hen and two Fawn and White Drakes.  They are just utility or production standard.   I  wonder what their offspring would look like. She isn't laying right now.  sad
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/16390_100_0675.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/16390_100_0654.jpg

post #7 of 14

Your chocolate hen is CUTE. smile  I'm partial to the solid colors, I think.

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She is really sweet.  love  She's kinda like the moma to the other ducks.  If they have a problem, like if I pick them up or esp if they get taken out of her sight, she watches constantly or sometimes quacks in concern for them.  But she doesn't quack randomly or very often. 

Well I guess I shouldn't say that she's like the moma, because she is definately the drakes' favorite!  lol

post #9 of 14

Thanks for the pics Dances, I've been wondering if mine really are runners. How old before they get the curl in the tail?

6 children (home child care) 2 ducks--maybe runners, 10 hens, one non violent silky,  rooster, 1 cat, 6 goldfish, 1 bee hive, want turkeys, goats, rabbits. I'm a military brat who has finally found her forever home. Thank you for your advice.
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6 children (home child care) 2 ducks--maybe runners, 10 hens, one non violent silky,  rooster, 1 cat, 6 goldfish, 1 bee hive, want turkeys, goats, rabbits. I'm a military brat who has finally found her forever home. Thank you for your advice.
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post #10 of 14

I can't remember when mine got the curl, one day I just noticed they had it.  Anyone else?

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