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Found an EGG in the pond!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickensducks&agoose, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. I've got a black swede that lays most every day, her eggs are the size of a large chicken egg, and are white, and not real grungy... I have 5 baby duckies, about 22 weeks old, 2 mallard, 2 KCs, and a pekin... my boy found a little tiny duck egg in the pond today, who laid it?

  2. animal_lover03

    animal_lover03 Songster

    Sep 4, 2009
    WOw, laying in the water...
  3. froggie71

    froggie71 Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    I'll guess the mallard if it is a small egg. My friend that has mallard, cayugas and rouens didn't know her ducks were even laying until she found a bunch at the bottom of her pond.
  4. See, based on size, I would have thought the mallard, but i wonder about seasonal laying.. shouldn't they wait until spring? do duck eggs start out small, like fart eggs with chickens? I don't remember, it's been a long time since I got beginner duck eggs... and, just in case anyone was wondering, the egg sank...
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    You can't tell by size. My Welsh Harlequins (close cousins to a khaki) are laying eggs right now the size of a medium chicken egg. Eventually they will be more like the size of a jumbo chicken egg. My money is on one of the khakis.

    Now, if the egg is green or blue tinted, then it is the mallard. Off-white...I say khaki.

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