Do all Runner Ducks lay green eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Sunny Side Up, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    This is my first time keeping Runner Ducks, and at 20 weeks at least one of them has begun to lay. So far it's only been one egg a day, so I don't know if some of them are taking turns or if it's the same duck each day. The egg is smaller than the ones my Khakis & Pekins lay, and it's a lovely soft shade of GREEN!

    Do all Runners lay green eggs, or do I have an extra special duck? I am taking half of them to the county Fair on Thurs, I hope to identify this layer so I can be sure to keep her!
     
  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    I get a green egg every now and then from my Runners too.
     
  3. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    My runners are 21 weeks and none have started laying yet. I think blue and choc runners lay the greeny eggs, not sure about F&W, black, white or penciled.
     
  4. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot of Runners lay green eggs, and they tend to be darker when they're younger and then lighten up as they age. I have some that lay green, some white. If the egg looks basically the same each day, it's probably from the same hen. I find each of my hens has her own distinct egg style. Some are larger, smaller, whiter, dirtier-looking (not dirtier, just with more dinginess), one even lays a funny shaped egg with a sort of dent in the side. I don't know whose is whose, but it's pretty clear they are all different from each other.

    Enjoy the eggs. Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  5. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dont you love it when you know your duck eggs. Mine all lay different eggs, but I just dont know what egg goes with what duck. I get the round ended 1, the long fat 1, the pinky white 1 I know is Fionas, I have 1 that lays an egg with a swirl in the shell and 1 egg is fatter on 1 side than the other. But today when I was washing 2 days worth of eggs there was 2 long thin eggs...I think I have a new layer, so its either Maisey my bad tempered Pekin or my 2 other Dipsy ducks.
     
  6. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue (she was supposed to be blue, but is silver) is laying Blue/green eggs
    Ally (fawn and white) is laying white eggs
    Cadbury (chocolate) is laying funky blue/green eggs (itty bitty smooshed one and this morning a normal sized thin weird shell one that was broken and empty when I got to it this morning)
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I have five black and five chocolate runners.

    We get eight or nine eggs a day.

    Six or seven of them are some shade of green and the rest are tan. So, I don't think that, for example, the black lay green and the chocolates lay tan eggs.

    In fact, I saw Funf (chocolate) lay a lovely almost bluish light green egg one morning at 3 a.m. Vier was my first layer and hers are tan.

    My friend who has three blue runners says they lay blue eggs.
     
  8. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine lay blue eggs - just to be awkward!

    I have to say that Olivia hatched 12 eggs of her own and they are various colours 6 boys, 6 girls - someof the babies are pure white although Olivia and her parents are fawn/blue/green.....!

    Lots of eggs for us this year from them or maybe I will hatch more babies - the idea of the babies is more appealing to me, after all I only have 16 Runners at the moment......
     
  9. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is really interesting, because I am getting some ducks this spring and I wanted some with a colored egg so I had posted a link aobut a week ago asking..I originally just wanted Muscovies...Now I am thinking Runners.
     
  10. critterranch

    critterranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my fawn and white runners all lay white eggs. i am getting 5 eggs a day now outta six girls
     

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