Is this Unusual?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by smartlittleroo, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. smartlittleroo

    smartlittleroo Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 30, 2008
    I have 6 hen ducks, 5 of them were hatched in early May, the 6th is one of the "Moms" of these young hens. They are crossbred from a Rouen drake. The young hens started laying eggs about a month ago. Some of the eggs are HUGE. Not only are they huge, but these big eggs nearly always have a double yolk, one even had a triple yolk!! [​IMG]

    I'm not sure which female(s) are laying the big eggs since they are never "in process" when I let them out in the morning. All I can say is I know why the girls "waddle" now. [​IMG]

    None of the "moms" ever layed eggs this large and I think only one egg from the moms ever had a double yolk. Is the double yolk trait hereditary? Is it unusual? Do double yolk eggs hatch well or do they even hatch at all?
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    It can happen a lot when they first start to lay. One of my ducks was giving me tiny eggs with double yolks. Someone else is laying monster eggs [​IMG]
  3. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    When my khakis started laying I also got an unusual ammount of double yolks. Like 4 out of 6 everyday or more. They gradually stopped and now its rare for me to get a double.
  4. smartlittleroo

    smartlittleroo Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 30, 2008
    I got some little eggs too! And some "misfires", the kind with the soft shell. Those were very weird to pick up.
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Somewhat normal, I wouldn't worry.


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