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Identify these duck eggs?

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I need help figuring out which ducks are laying these eggs.

I have a pair of call ducks, 1 blue swedish hen, 1 chocolate runner duck hen, and 2 what I think are harlequin ducks at least one female and hopefully a male.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e54/kaylea09/79d894d3.jpg

The two mint green eggs are slightly larger than my old english bantam eggs and the white one is larger than a normal chicken egg.

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Want to buy good quality bantam Cochins in Mille Fleur, Splash and Mottled. Will pay to ship the right birds.

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post #2 of 6

The smaller eggs are most likely your call ducks. They will lay smaller eggs than the larger ducks.
My guess, is the large white egg could be your swedish, harlequin, or possibly your runner. A lot of people say their runners lay greenish tinted eggs, but I have a few fawn and white runners that lay white eggs. So it is possible that your runner hen is laying the larger of the 2 greenish eggs.
The best way to tell is to separate them for a few days. When I want to know who is laying, I separate them by breed (make sure you have at least 2 ducks together, otherwise they will get lonely!) I do this for 2-3 days just to see who is laying and who isn't.

NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small duck farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell eating and hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (All colors),  Muscovy (black pied, chocolate pied, buff, lavender, blue pied, blue fawn, and barred).

Call Ducks: "Ancona"/ magpie calls (black and blue), white, blue penciled pied, silkie calls (snowy and dusky pattern)

Geese: Amer...

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NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small duck farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell eating and hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (All colors),  Muscovy (black pied, chocolate pied, buff, lavender, blue pied, blue fawn, and barred).

Call Ducks: "Ancona"/ magpie calls (black and blue), white, blue penciled pied, silkie calls (snowy and dusky pattern)

Geese: Amer...

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post #3 of 6

The egg in the middle looks like the same egg that my harlequin lays.

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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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post #4 of 6

eggs to the right and left are the call eggs

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***Breeder of Exotic 4 Horn Jacob Sheep, Highland Cattle, Excellent quality Call Ducks in White, Grey, Snowy, Magpie, Butterscotch, Blue Fawn, Blue Bibbed, Black Bibbed, Self Blue, Chocolate and Pastel. ***SQ Tufted Roman geese, Silkies, Bantam Cochins, BBS Ameraucanas, BLRW, Silver wood ducks, White mandarins, Fantail pigeons, Flemish Giants, and Peafowl in White, Silver Pied and Blue Pied!...

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post #5 of 6

I'd say the middle is a Swedish egg and the right one is a runner egg, not sure about the left one though.

Owner of 7 duckies: 3 swedish, 1 runner, 3 buffs, and 5 Rhode Island Red girls. Family pets: 2 cats- bug and cricket, girls. 1 standard Poodle-Phoebe,girl. 2 goldfish
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Owner of 7 duckies: 3 swedish, 1 runner, 3 buffs, and 5 Rhode Island Red girls. Family pets: 2 cats- bug and cricket, girls. 1 standard Poodle-Phoebe,girl. 2 goldfish
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post #6 of 6

Middle one looks Exactly like my newly laying runners

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