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Cayuga egg color??

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

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    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

    Jan 7, 2009
    Central TX
    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:

  3. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2008
    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

    Oct 9, 2008
    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

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Quote:Thanks! Those are beautiful!!! [​IMG]
  6. mberry222

    mberry222 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 15, 2008
    Kingston, TN
    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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