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Can you tell which duck these eggs belong to?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by soccrkep1, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. soccrkep1

    soccrkep1 In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2014

    I have a white layer, Welsh, and 2 Buffs, all barely over 5 moths. They live together and it's not worth their stress for me to separate them to find out who's laying, but I was wondering if there is a way to tell their eggs apart by color or size, or something? It's not a big deal, I'm just curious. I got 2 eggs the first day, and 1 egg every day since for the past week. It's pretty cool because this is the coldest weather we've seen this year and someone's laying!
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2015
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Our Buffs lay cream-colored eggs. I think I recall someone dabbing a little food coloring on a duck's vent to see if she was laying.
  3. Sfraker

    Sfraker Songster

    Feb 17, 2014
    Western NC
    My WH lay white eggs.

    Put a dot of food coloring in some vaseline and dab it on the ducks vent before bed. You can then match the colors to know who is doing what. :)

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