FINALLY! Got my first egg!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Wifezilla, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Found it in the pine shavings this morning. It is slightly tinted. Bigger than a large chicken egg,,,more like the size of a jumbo. Hubby is going to taste test it for breakfast [​IMG]

    No idea who laid it. I have a runner, a buff and a khaki.

    I will post photos after I get my camera battery charged.
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    that is great! woo hoooo! can't wait for the pics! [​IMG]
     
  3. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your first duck egg [​IMG]
     
  4. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    if it's the runner, the egg would be slightly green looking
     
  5. mbrown

    mbrown Out Of The Brooder

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    The Khaki's are white; look kind of pearly. I got my first duck eggs on Dec.31st and they have been laying faithfully every day since then! I love going out there to find the eggs. They will "bury" them though, so you have to look closely. I had been getting 3 - 4 a day, then the other day I went out and only found 1; the same thing the next day, on the 3rd day I found where they had buried a clutch of them in the dirt and covered them with hay. Very sneaky those guys!
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Here is the picture as promised [​IMG]
    That is a large chicken egg next to it for comparison
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    As for the taste test...
    The duck egg was richer than the chicken egg though hubby said he couldn't tell the difference. I did notice the white was much thicker and the yolk was much higher and firmer...not just larger than the chicken egg. It was delicious fried over easy in copious amounts of butter [​IMG]

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    So, you think the runner did it?
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2009
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Anyone? Does that look like a runner egg?
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    hi..i'll post a pic of my ducks eggs on here tonight sometime...mine are so small compared to yours!...alost the size of a chickens egg....
     
  9. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    i don't think so... I have a fawn and white runner, here's their eggs:

    Here's Victor with eggs... That big one is the biggest egg i've gotten from them so far... My brown runner also lays green tinted eggs

    [​IMG]
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    i need a duck diaper!..i want to bring my Plucky inside!...[​IMG]....where do you get them from? and your eggs look almost exactly like mine! [​IMG]
     

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