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Duck new to laying- 1st 3 green eggs.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckyfromoz, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I was so hoping to have a duck that would lay a beautiful bluish or green tinted egg. Earlier this week - I was surprised with the first one. Not too sure yet exactly who is laying them- But I love the colour. They are very small eggs- the duck in question was would only be 18 weeks old. Here is the first three laid over the last four days- along side of a " normal" egg I get from my girls.

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    Is anyone else out there hoping to get some coloured eggs ?? Or do you just prefer them to be white??
     
  2. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get eggs that like that from my black swedish, and my cayuga lays blueish gray eggs, I havent gotten any from my young ones though.
     
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Cayuga eggs are a lovely colour. I dont think I could ever feel comfortable eating one hard boiled still in the shell though....
     
  4. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would love to get some colored eggs from my girls!
     
  5. SaraFL

    SaraFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are pretty eggs, but I'm hoping to get white eggs to use in crafts and such. Guess a Pekin won't try to lay anything but white eggs though, so I'm safe. I'm glad you got what you wanted.
     
  6. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dont you just love those duck egg blue eggs. They are a lovely colour when you blow them out and clean them up too. [​IMG]
     
  7. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:im totally gonna blow out peepers first egg and keep it forever lol!
     
  8. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My blue runner girl lays greenish eggs. They are very big.
     
  9. AuroraSprings

    AuroraSprings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Anconas lay green, white, grey/purple tinted, and cream-colored eggs!

    Here's an old photo of some green next to a white one. I'm working on new photos of the grey/purple next to green & white.
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