Rouen duck lays at 15 weeks? need I.D. help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ticks, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I think my Rouen duck popped out her first egg today it is about twice the size of a large chicken egg. Any descriptions or pics of ROUEN duck eggs would be helpful....
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Washington State
    If they are waxy feeling and translucent seeming, it is a duck egg! Congrats! Go make a fried egg sandwich! Yum yum!
  3. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    Hey, there you are!

    Found this picture..


    From left to right: chicken egg, muscovie egg, and the last 2 are rouen eggs.

    And yes if they have a waxier feeling, most likely a duck egg.
  4. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Ok thanks!
    The only thing that throws me off is that it is the same color as my Red Sex-Link eggs.
    Should I look for a different yolk color or something?
  5. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    If you crack it ipen you can usually just tell by how the egg brakes . Well at least i can the shell sticks together more instead of falling apart like a chicken egg does
  6. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2008
    Central Ohio
    My rouen's eggs are very large and have a slightly green tint. Once cracked the whites look different than chicken eggs.

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