Cayuga laying white eggs???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by streemers, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have had my cayuga since birth and she has never layed an egg. yesteday she started making a nest. i was all excited and went inside for about 15min. when i came back out there was an egg in her nest but it was WHITE! i didnt see her lay it but she left the nest alone the rest of the day and i am 99% sure she layed it. i thought that they layed black eggs at first?
     
  2. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    cayugas can lay dark or black colored eggs, like many other dark colored ducks, but i don't think this is absolute... i know cayugas can lay lighter colored eggs too... it might just depend on her bloodlines.
     
  3. kingpincray

    kingpincray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have ducks...yet but my friend has cayugas and they lay white eggs.
     
  4. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well she is suposed to have pure bloodlines but you nevr really no...got her from mcmurrey. i have been waiting for monthes to get that wonderful black or gray egg and getting a white 1 is a shock. from what i understand they are suposed to lay black or very dark eggs and they get lighter as the duck gets older. this is very odd:he
     
  5. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Cayuga lays greenish white eggs.
     
  6. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    My cayuga eggs are light brown - more of an off white tinted with khaki coloring,.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    My cayugas lay white eggs, it's all in the bloodlines. If they are of good quality stock, they should lay black or close to it eggs, hatchery ducks just 'resemble' the breed.
     
  8. Webfoot

    Webfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It varies from individual to individual. My Cayugas are from top exhibition lines, and they vary from grayish, to bluish to white. Only the first few eggs of the year that a bird lays will be black or close to it. Some always lay white eggs.

    Webfoot.
     

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