Egg size: Welsh Harlequin vs Khaki Campbell

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by billmac, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. billmac

    billmac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have both, but the KC are just beginning their first lay cycle, and the eggs are tiny. I know the eggs will get bigger over time but I don't remember the eggs from my WH being so small at the beginning.

    The WH are supposed to be just a color variation of the KC, but all the descriptions say they are bigger birds. Is this true?
     
  2. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WH were developed from breeding a pair of light colored KCs in the 1940's. It was a mutation. The WH are larger than the KCs although my female was taken by a predator before she began laying so I don't know about the size variations in eggs. I can say that my KCs eggs were the same size as extra large to jumbo sized chicken eggs.
     
  3. RobertSwan

    RobertSwan New Egg

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    My welshie's eggs were about the size of a chicken egg at first, now significantly larger. So I think the welshies do lay a larger egg at first.
     

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