any ideas on who is laying which eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by micaelasducks, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. micaelasducks

    micaelasducks Chirping

    Apr 16, 2014
    We have two runners (chocolate and fawn/white), a pekin, and a blue swedish. They were hatched mid April and are starting to lay. Our pekin is still laying soft mushy eggs for some reason even though they are on a layer formula and have oyster shell so not sure if any of them are hers, unless she is laying soft AND hard eggs.

    The top tan egg is a store bought chicken egg, US quarter for scale. From left to right HUGE egg (probably a double yolk, have gotten one other), and then three similarly sized ones only slightly larger than the chicken egg. The second one from left is a bit pinker in color and the right two are pretty much exactly identical, although the third from left is a slightly bumpier texture.

    Any guesses?
  2. LustyWriter09

    LustyWriter09 In the Brooder

    Jun 22, 2014
    New Mexico
    Pekins lay those huge white ones. -the one on the far left in your pic- (researching) apparently the blue swedish lay white eggs, but an occational blue, green, or grey tinted eggs. The right two eggs you have are most likely from the same duck. A fawn/white runner can lay a white or pale green. The chocolate runner lays white eggs. Maybe your pekin is low on vitamin a or d? Or getting too much oyster shells?

    Maybe your blue swedish is the light pink egg because theiy're a bit bigger bird then the indian runners.

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