Mystery brown duck eggs??

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

  1. farmdude

    farmdude Songster

    Sep 20, 2009
    NE Wisconsin
    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

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Some of my runners give me tan eggs.
  3. RavenStorm

    RavenStorm Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Southern CA
    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 Songster

    Dec 23, 2011
    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 Loving this country life Premium Member

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

    farmdude Songster

    Sep 20, 2009
    NE Wisconsin
    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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