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What Color are Pekin duck eggs?

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What color are Pekin duck eggs? I found 2 eggs in the duck house but the chickens go in there too sometimes. I have 13 week old chickens and a 25 week old Pekin pair. I assume the eggs are duck eggs but not 100%. Any pictures would be great too. Thanks.
Edited by Duckmom1980 - 9/3/12 at 9:44am
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I don't think chickens lay at 13 weeks. My guess is it's the ducks

post #3 of 10

Ducks! And Pekins lay white eggs. :D Congrats!

Ducks: various layers and breeding Silver Appleyards. | Chickens: Buff Orps, BBLR Wyandottes, Sizzles, Super Blues, Barnevelders, Cream Legbar roo, Naked Necks, lots of our own EEs. | Geese: 2 hatchery Brown African and 3 Buff African | 
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Ducks: various layers and breeding Silver Appleyards. | Chickens: Buff Orps, BBLR Wyandottes, Sizzles, Super Blues, Barnevelders, Cream Legbar roo, Naked Necks, lots of our own EEs. | Geese: 2 hatchery Brown African and 3 Buff African | 
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Scroll down in the post in this link. 

http://thegowenfamily.com/?m=201006

Ducks: various layers and breeding Silver Appleyards. | Chickens: Buff Orps, BBLR Wyandottes, Sizzles, Super Blues, Barnevelders, Cream Legbar roo, Naked Necks, lots of our own EEs. | Geese: 2 hatchery Brown African and 3 Buff African | 
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Ducks: various layers and breeding Silver Appleyards. | Chickens: Buff Orps, BBLR Wyandottes, Sizzles, Super Blues, Barnevelders, Cream Legbar roo, Naked Necks, lots of our own EEs. | Geese: 2 hatchery Brown African and 3 Buff African | 
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post #5 of 10

They are usually white to "off white" so you have duck eggs.  Good for you!

post #6 of 10

 

These are some of Peanuts (Pekin) eggs

Momma of one Pekin and one Silver Appleyard..long term, I need to find a home for them more suitable for ducks, someone who will love them and protect them

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Momma of one Pekin and one Silver Appleyard..long term, I need to find a home for them more suitable for ducks, someone who will love them and protect them

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post #7 of 10
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Sounds like duck eggs. My Pekins started at 25 weeks and they are bigger and more ovoid. They are off white almost a bit gray. Hope this helps. Tracy
post #8 of 10

The eggs are a beige tint, nearly white. Texture of duck egg shells and chicken egg shells is different.

Exhibition quality Blue Swedish Ducks and Gray Saddleback Pomeranian Geese,   Hatching eggs available in late winter and spring. NPIP

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Exhibition quality Blue Swedish Ducks and Gray Saddleback Pomeranian Geese,   Hatching eggs available in late winter and spring. NPIP

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post #9 of 10
I get white eggs from my Pekins. If you want to know for sure, use food coloring to tint.
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I can tell my Pekin eggs from my other duck eggs- I have 2 Pekins and they give me the only truly white eggs compared to the rest that have either a cream tint or green hue. 

Ducks: various layers and breeding Silver Appleyards. | Chickens: Buff Orps, BBLR Wyandottes, Sizzles, Super Blues, Barnevelders, Cream Legbar roo, Naked Necks, lots of our own EEs. | Geese: 2 hatchery Brown African and 3 Buff African | 
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Ducks: various layers and breeding Silver Appleyards. | Chickens: Buff Orps, BBLR Wyandottes, Sizzles, Super Blues, Barnevelders, Cream Legbar roo, Naked Necks, lots of our own EEs. | Geese: 2 hatchery Brown African and 3 Buff African | 
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