Egg size: Welsh Harlequin vs Khaki Campbell

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

  1. billmac

    billmac Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    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 Songster

    Jul 4, 2014
    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 Hatching

    Apr 4, 2015
    Redmond, Wa
    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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