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

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  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    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

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    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 Crowing

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    Hey, there you are!

    Found this picture..

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    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.
     
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    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    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 Songster

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    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 Songster

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    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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