Pekin egg sizes

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AmandaMac, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. AmandaMac

    AmandaMac In the Brooder

    Dec 9, 2014
    I have Pekin Ducks hatching out of relatively small eggs, but 2 of the eggs are gigantic and white. Any thoughts on possible breeds or will the Pekin eggs vary in size?
  2. Onlyducks

    Onlyducks Chirping

    Apr 16, 2014
    Duck eggs vary in size pretty much no matter what the breed. Mine seem to lay the smaller eggs when they start laying, then now and again, I get huge one from an older duck, I guess. I have 5 females, Muscovy only, and this is the difference in egg sizes.

  3. AmandaMac

    AmandaMac In the Brooder

    Dec 9, 2014
  4. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Songster

    Nov 5, 2010
    Dallas, Ga.
    Could be double yokers too.
    One of my pekin girls will occassionally lay a double yoker.
  5. Thanks for the picture showing the different egg sizes! It will be really helpful to lots of lurkers and newbies like myself.

  6. TrishMortician

    TrishMortician In the Brooder

    May 7, 2017
    Battleground, Washington
    I know this is an old thread but I'm glad I found it! We have 3 chickens, two buff orphington ducks and two pekin ducks. The chickens are about 5 weeks older and have been laying for a while now. Our ducks finally started laying and nothing could have prepared me for the shock of the Godzilla sized pekin eggs! We have had ducks in the past so I'm used to big eggs but these border on obscene, haha. I'll include some pictures; the brown and chocolate eggs are our chickens while the white ones are duck eggs. They lay pretty regularly and the eggs occasionally vary in size. It seems like when they skip a day that they are brewing an extra large egg.

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