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...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    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

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    I get a green egg every now and then from my Runners too.
  3. 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 Songster

    Jul 30, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    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. 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 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    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

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    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 Crowing

    Jul 9, 2009
    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. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    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 Songster

    Oct 1, 2010
    Red Creek, New York
    my fawn and white runners all lay white eggs. i am getting 5 eggs a day now outta six girls

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