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Mystery brown duck eggs??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by farmdude, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Light brown or dark tan colored duck eggs have recently showed up in the poultry pen. I'm just getting one a day so it is from a single duck hen. I suspect it is a muscovy, but all her sister's eggs are white?? The other suspect is an ancona as I only have one of those, but the egg she hatched out from was white. I do have a runner that lays tinted eggs... could they have gotten darker?? My khaki lays green eggs. Any ideas? what breed of duck lays brown eggs?[​IMG]
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Some of my runners give me tan eggs.
     
  3. RavenStorm

    RavenStorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My khakis lay pure white eggs and my muscovies lay pale green eggs or white with pale greenish speckles all over. I've never had any other breeds so sorry I can't really help there.
     
  4. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have white eggs from my Khaki campbell and I get blue eggs from my white khaki campbell. The only time I found a tan egg, was when one of my hens sneaked into the duck house to give me a surprise [​IMG]
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I have 8 Muscovy ducks and they all lay shades of tan, very smooth to the touch
     
  6. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The eggs have started appearing in a next box about 2 feet off the ground. Since all my ducks lay on the ground and only the muscovies roost up with the chickens, I'm pretty sure it's a muscovy. It is just weird that all my muscovy hens are sisters and just one lays brown eggs.
     

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