Muscovy eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DawnB, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. DawnB

    DawnB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can someone tell me or post a pic of a typical muscovy egg. Trying to distinguish it from my chicken eggs...former owner said they were "paler/whiter" than the barred rock hen eggs. I get some pretty large chicken eggs, so I can't tell just by size.

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Muscovy (french white), chicken, Silver Appleyard duck

    duck eggs dont feel to the touch anything like chicken eggs. They often have a waxy like feel, or even porcelain like feel
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2012
  3. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your barred rocks should be laying brown eggs like the middle egg in Celtic's pic. Well tan to brown at least. Muscovy eggs in my experience are an off white color. The duck eggs will also be larger than your chickens eggs.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2012
  4. DawnB

    DawnB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry for all the questions...and thanks for the pics...exactly what I needed. So, I've only had these birds since Sept. Do muscovies lay all year or only spring through summer like geese?

    Thanks again...very helpful.
     
  5. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are seasonal layers but some people have muscovy that lay for most of the year.
     

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