OMG People!!! I just went out to let the ducks out for the day and I found AN EGG sitting there in the front of the cage! I was like, "?"... They are supposed to be Mallards (bought from TCS they were labeled as Rouens but then they flew over my house so....?) A bunch of duck people told me they look like mallards so I went with that, but always wondered. Now I'm wondering AGAIN. Because I thought mallards were seasonal layers. I wasn't looking for eggs until next spring!? So upon further investigation I found another egg in the "duck house" (converted dog house) and an entire CLUTCH of eggs on the side of the house. (which is a totally stupid place to lay eggs... just sayin'... ) What do you all think of this? Mallards vs Rouens, eggs in the fall and not the spring... AH! I'm so EXCITED!!! Okay, I'm taking pics right now to post... Can you tell from an egg what the breed is? They are blue in color. Also, thoughts on incubator or seeing if a hen takes on a set?? I'll be right back with pics!! Also, someone tell me how to check for fertility. I've heard you can candle them. My ratio is one drake 2 hens and the male prefers only ONE of the hens. If both hens are laying (which I have NO IDEA) then some might not be fertile. I feel so stupid for missing this, but I wasn't even looking for eggs!! And they are hidden pretty good too in the corner. When I showed my husband he looked right at them and said.. "I don't see anything." I was like, "Right there! Eggs!" he says, "where?" (He was looking RIGHT at them.) There's probably 15-20 eggs. I'm going to go count and take pics!