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Suddenly A Green Egg - Eh??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Sunnyducks, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Sunnyducks

    Sunnyducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, wondering what your thoughts are on whether this is unusual or just a regular kind of thing. My duck didn't lay for some weeks after I bought my pair (supposed to be KC, but everyone seems to be of one mind that they aren't, might be a mix including WH, though the ducklings look curiously like KCs). When she started laying for me, she laid white 59g eggs. For the last month the egg size has increased to 63g but remains white. She's only missed 5 days in several months. The last two days she didn't lay, but this morning she presented me with an egg that is small and almost green! I've not had laying ducks before so maybe this is just normal? Thank you in advance.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Puzzling indeed. Out of curiosity I dug into some old thread where people say one chicken (didn't find anything on ducks) layed different colored eggs. Here is one of those threads https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/793038/same-chicken-laying-different-colored-eggs-pic
    Seems to be more like different shades than colors, whereas yours went from white to green. I found another thread on the same topic with the replies saying there had to be more than one chicken involved. So?? Beats me. :confused:
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Sometimes after a rest, my Runners' eggs will come out a darker shade.
     

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