Cayuga egg color??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by redhen, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    What does it mean? Does the egg color tell you if they are pure breeds? even in black/blue Cayugas?
     
  2. Webfoot

    Webfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesn't mean anything, except that the first few eggs of the season are usually (but not always) darker than subsequent eggs. I have two blues in my flock. One lays a white egg, and the other lays a blue one that is identical to the ones laid by the two black ducks in the same pen. Here is a sample of eggs laid in one day by my Cayuga flock:

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  3. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any mixed cayugas yet (well, none laying, I just hatched my first batch, they're adorable!). My pure female (the only Cayuga I have, so all the babies are mutts) lays the grey/green eggs only. I'm curious to see what color the babies will lay, especially if I end up with two from different dads.
     
  4. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW![​IMG] I have some Teenage Cayuga's and i hope their eggs look like those.

    (My Favorite color is Green)
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Thanks! Those are beautiful!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. mberry222

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    Does it matter what time of year it is? Will the color of the eggs for a paticular cayuga change? I thought I had read this somewhere.
     

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