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Monastery's record egg--so far (PICS)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jmc, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    My superior actually wanted me to show this egg! So here it is.

    Let me begin by some background:

    In 2008, a BYCer told me of a standard-sized chicken of hers that laid a humungous 3.5 oz. egg. So as time goes by and I weigh our eggs, I keep in the back of my mind, "I wonder if we'll ever get a 3.5er.

    There was a 3.2 (hmmm), then a 3.4 came along (hm-hmmmm), then a 3.7 (hey woopee), then a 3.9 (ouch), then about 3 weeks ago--winter, y'know?--this one tipped the skiffs at 4.2 oz.!

    Oh the poor girl!

    Will we get a larger one? I can't imagine it. But who knows.

    By the way, this egg was laid by a Campbell--among the smallest of the standard-sized ducks--as many of you know.

    Can you guess which one it is?

    There is a randomly-chosen Campbell egg to the left and a randomly-chosen 'large brown' chicken egg to the right

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    Another perspective of the same three

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    And here it is, on a hard-to-read measuring tape.

    The egg is about 3 1/4 in. long

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    I was thinking about using an exacto knife, cutting it in half lengthwise, mailing it to Chickensioux, and she could put bedding in it and let Microduck sleep in it; or maybe she could use each half (properly mounted, of course) as a water and food bowl for him.

    Think it might work?
     
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  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

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  3. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    Is it just me, or does it seem that duck eggs tend toward being longer in their oval shape than chicken eggs?
     
  4. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is one BIG egg! Poor little Campbell. Do you know which one laid it? She deserves an extra treat after that effort. [​IMG]
     
  5. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    Neato! Looks like great omlette material.
     
  6. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    [​IMG] Poor girl..give her an extra treat!
     
  7. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    haha, a bed for micro duck.... I think he would fit nicely...
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Wow! Poor girl... [​IMG]
     
  9. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I don't know whether to tell you to give her a treat for all that hard work, or cut her rations back so she won't have to go through it again!!! WOWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
     
  10. Duck_feeder

    Duck_feeder Drowning in feathers!

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    Wow! Is that egg fertile? If so, it'd be a crime not to hatch it!
     

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