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post #11 of 25

My two dark campbells lay gorgeous green eggs.
From what i can tell, laying green or blue eggs is an undesirable throwback trait for that breed, but I like finding them in the morning. tongue

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post #12 of 25

My Saxony lays a  jumbo green egg.

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post #13 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goldendoodles 

My two dark campbells lay gorgeous green eggs.
From what i can tell, laying green or blue eggs is an undesirable throwback trait for that breed, but I like finding them in the morning. tongue


Why is it an undesirable throwback trait?  What does that mean?

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post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by Violet22 

My Welsh Harlequin lays light green eggs.


I just did a search on Welsh Harlequin ducks and I didn't realize that I have one of these girls.  I guess I never knew what breed she was.  Soooo, I guess she could be laying these eggs as well.  I'm sure I'll never know.

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post #15 of 25

Mallards are def greenish in tint.  I had 12 of them and they all had a green tint to them.

post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by Wifezilla 

I think Nettie's runners lay light green ones.


Yup, both ducks lay eggs with a very slight green tint to them.  I should know - Nettie makes me collect the eggs so Victor and Ming Mei will be angry at me for stealing their eggs and not her! lol

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post #17 of 25

My Call Ducks lay a light green egg so it could be your calls smile

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post #18 of 25
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WOW ! I have definitely learned something new today.  I never knew.  It just makes a person wonder.  What goes on in their bodies that makes them lay different colored eggs.  Do you all eat your duck eggs? Do you sell them?

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post #19 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by kuntrygirl 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goldendoodles 

My two dark campbells lay gorgeous green eggs.
From what i can tell, laying green or blue eggs is an undesirable throwback trait for that breed, but I like finding them in the morning. tongue


Why is it an undesirable throwback trait?  What does that mean?


I don't know why it's an undesirable trait, but I did read somewhere that some Campbell derived breeds will lay the green eggs as a throw back to  the Campbell background (Saxony and Harlequin come to mind). Personally, I think it's kind of cool.

I do sell my duck eggs.

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post #20 of 25

I just got my Calls this past summer and i will be hatching their eggs and selling the ducklings next spring.
But if i have to many eggs i will probably sell them i'm so new to them i have no idea how many eggs i will get.
My one white call laid 15 before before she went broody and i was like ep

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