Best Eating Eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by fethr37, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. fethr37

    fethr37 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just curious what others thought about eggs flavor in relation to a duck breed. You hear people say for example Welsh Harliquins lay the best eating eggs. I'm a believer in that 100% of the good flavor is due to diet and not breed.
     
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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I don't taste a wide variety of duck eggs these days. My Runners lay the best eggs I have ever eaten, including those I recall from my Pekins years ago.

    The Pekins ate laying mash and whatever else they could forage, my Runners eat layer pellets plus some greens, peas, worms and forage in season, cat kibble occasionally.
     
  3. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i agree that it is the diet that makes them good not the breed :) I haven't noticed any difference between breeds, but i brought home some rescue ducks home, and there was totally a difference between my ducks eggs and the new ones for a little bit :)

    I also think that duck eggs taste much better than chicken eggs :)
     
  4. fethr37

    fethr37 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes me also [​IMG] I think it's becuase of the higher fat content duck eggs have.. Also notice their flavor improves and their yolk turns a much darker orange when they forage on clover,dandylion and kale
     
  5. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, probably...mine forage, and they LOVE kale...i give them it from my gardens :)
     

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