Egg Color...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by poultrypatch, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. poultrypatch

    poultrypatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,
    Anybody know which breed lays 'blue' eggs ? Here's what U have to choose from: Runners, Welch Harlequin, Appleyards, or Khaki Campbells. Found one in their run 2 xs now.
    Been looking in my books but can't find anything. Appreciate U R help, thanks .
    Liz
    MA
     
  2. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    I have runners and some lay blue and some white.
     
  3. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 20, 2010
    Ohio
    I think that the Runners have the highest percentage chance (around 70%) for blue eggs of those breeds but I could be wrong.
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    As far as my search led me,
    Runners- white
    Welsh Harlequins- white or greenish
    Appleyard- white
    Khaki Campbell- white

    so.... since tia has blue runner eggs, ......
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Cayuga eggs will start out black, and eventually fade into a grey, green, or blue shade. [​IMG]
     
  6. loubapache

    loubapache Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today both our two ducks (a Pekin and a Cayuga) laid their eggs. It was the first egg by the Cayuga and only the second by the Pekin. The Pekin laid her first one yesterday and it was a double yoker. Her first egg was bigger than her second.

    The Cayuga's first is much smaller than that by the Pekin. The color is black/brown/blue.

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    Last edited: Aug 22, 2010
  7. Baybrio

    Baybrio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope it is OK to post this, I copied it from the Metzer site. The sixth column gives the percentage of blue eggs for each breed. Interesting that the runners differ in percentage of blue eggs laid.

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    This is the link: http://www.metzerfarms.com/DuckBreedComparison.cfm?CustID=136296

    I
    imagine this if for their particular duck strains but it may give you an idea.
     

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