Todays eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Rosebud 18, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Rosebud 18

    Rosebud 18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are the eggs I got today and I don't know if the white eggs are from my harlequins or swedes. The large one is from my pekin, the four green ones on the bottom are from the runners. Notice the tiny white one at the bottom must be a first egg but from the welsh or harlequin? Now the 2 green ones on the top right are larger and shaped different than the runner eggs. They are pointed and the runners are round. Any ideas on which breed is laying them?

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    This is my pekin egg next to the tiny one.

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  2. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    Wish I could help, but I can't. But just had to say, those are darned pretty eggs!

    I have only a single Magpie laying, and her eggs are just a off white. Love the green eggs!
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  3. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my Swedish lay blue eggs and some lay white. So either colour could be Swedish. Each duck of mine lays a slightly differently shaped egg (except for two who are sisters and who lay identical eggs). Egg shape varies across individuals, not just breed. So, I am sorry that that is of no help!!!

    Recently I collected eggs to incubate and I wanted to know which duck was laying which egg so I could keep them separate in the incubator. I worked out who was laying what by using food dye sprayed into the cloaca of the target ducks each night at bed-time. I used undiluted purple food dye in a spray bottle. During the week I did this I didn't let them have swimming water at night (because that washed the dye off). You have to spray the dye right at the vent, trying to miss the surrounding feathers as much as possible. Anyway, the eggs laid the next day from the sprayed ducks had a bit of purple dye on them - usually just a splodge or a smear and enough to identify them. It doesn't hurt the egg and doesn't go through the shell. The egg inside is not dyed. It doesn't affect fertility either - I've got 14 purple-smeared eggs charging along in my incubator! So that's one method you could use to work out who is laying what [​IMG]
     
  4. Rosebud 18

    Rosebud 18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have around 3 dz. eggs in the fridge and can't give them away. I boiled a dz. yesterday and feed them back to them. I guess I'll be feeding them a lot more in the weeks to come.
     
  5. Darkjeweler

    Darkjeweler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could try putting in a Craigslist ad. If you have a local Asian population, they consider duck eggs a delicacy
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