Okay, who laid what?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pinusresinosa, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. pinusresinosa

    pinusresinosa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a rouen and a pekin in the pen that these were collected from. I've been getting the smaller white eggs for about two weeks now. Today I got this green giant in the same nest depression where I always find the white eggs. So, who did what? Does anyone know?
     
  2. SA Farm

    SA Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm also interested to know the difference. I would imagine the Pekin would lay the larger egg, but I really don't know.
     
  3. pinusresinosa

    pinusresinosa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Google has helped slightly, but... not really. LOL

    I should get out to the pen super early tomorrow and just watch.
     
  4. BattleFires

    BattleFires Out Of The Brooder

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    I have Pekins and Muscovies. The Pekins lay white eggs but mine are bigger than the ones in your picture.
     
  5. pinusresinosa

    pinusresinosa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! These are both their first eggs- well, the first time laying for each duck I mean sorta. I expected the first ones to be small. These white ones are getting progressively larger with each one. They are small though, for sure. The green one is the same size as the khaki campbell hatching eggs that I recently received in the mail, and this is the very first egg which ever duck laid this has laid. Musta been a fun one for a first time, youch! Sorta like when my first kid was born, she was almost a ten pounder.
     
  6. BattleFires

    BattleFires Out Of The Brooder

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    My Pekins have been laying for a while now and I forgot the first couple weeks were smaller eggs. Every once in a while I get what I call a 'Godzilla egg' that takes up most of my palm. It's also hard to fit the eggs into a normal sized egg carton. Sometimes the lid will close on a jumbo carton if I get lucky but most of the time I can't even fit a full dozen in there because they're so large.
     
  7. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    The white ones are from your pekin, that also explains why she started laying earlier. The Rouen's can lay colored eggs like that.
     
  8. pinusresinosa

    pinusresinosa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahh! Thank you! Our rouen is a couple of weeks older than our pekin, which is why we thought the white eggs might be the rouens, although that wasn't a good theory.

    Thank you for the help!
     
  9. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't forget a drop of flood coloring liquid in the vent will help too. But likely that's unnecessary- I've only seen white Pekin eggs.
     
  10. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    So, was the big one a double yolker?
     

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