Can you show me some pictures of Rouen duck eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bryan8, May 14, 2010.

  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Songster

    May 21, 2009
    New york
    Can some people show me some pictures of Rouen duck eggs? I'm finding some small light brown eggs on the coop floor and I think there my rouens.

    Thanks y'all!

  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Heres a bump for you
  3. Happyflower

    Happyflower Songster

    Jun 3, 2009

    I only have Rouen's and the eggs have always been off white for me
  4. bryan8

    bryan8 Songster

    May 21, 2009
    New york
    Is this a runner egg? Or did one of my chickens just lay on the floor

    it's kinda dirty from being on the floor

  5. cracking up

    cracking up Songster

    Jul 29, 2009
    So Cal
    My duck eggs are more porcelain in texture, really smooth and usually almost translucent compared to chickens. Ive had all sizes and colors (usually in the blue range) but the surface is always smoother than a chicken.
    Hope that helps.
  6. Rouen Ranchero

    Rouen Ranchero Hatching

    Apr 3, 2012

    This is the third year I have raised Rouens.

    I don't have a photo, but most of my Rouens lay off white eggs, not speckled, and larger than chicken eggs. About four such eggs are a full meal, two make a good hearty breakfast omelette. The yolks vary in color from orange to yellow.

    One of my Rouen hens lays light blue-green eggs, they are slightly larger than the other Rouen eggs. These are the only eggs
    I permit to hatch. I hope to eventually breed Rouens that dependably lay large blue-green eggs. Right now I have at least two
    hens. The second hen is the first hen's daughter, and her eggs are not as large as her mother's.

    The blue egg hen has a dark colored beak with no yellow on it. IDK if this is significant or not.

    My birds are free range and really good layers, each hen laying about once daily from mid February into November- with more eggs laid in the spring.

    I feed them cracked corn, poultry "layer" mix, and dry cat food. They are nuts for the cat food.

    Rouen eggs make excellent fluffy omelettes, by the way.
  7. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    That smaller brown egg looks like a chicken egg to me.

    With three breeds of duck, all eggs are a pale beige color. Like happy flower's photo. Although some breeds do lay a different color. Cayugas lay black eggs.

    When I had runners, the eggs were the same off white color; very pale beige.

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