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UMMM. Please tell me what color Mallard eggs are.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by taraann81, May 11, 2009.

  1. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    My step dad called me a few week or so ago and said he was in one of his fields and was about to plow under a mallard nest. I went and got the eggs and popped them in the bator.
    I heard one peep today so they have internally pipped.
    So I came on here and did some research on mallard eggs hatching. Some of the posts I found talks about the eggs color and people say its a blue tinged egg.
    The ones I have about to hatch in the incubator are the same color as brown chicken eggs maybe a touch lighter.
    I did a google search for Mallard egg pics and they all seem very light, almost white.
    So what color are they?
    Thanks
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Interesting..i wonder what you've got! [​IMG]
     
  3. cat123

    cat123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are a light greenish color...........
     
  4. Blueroo63

    Blueroo63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    light greenish
     
  5. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    greenish as in brown with a green tinge? or greenish like white with a green tinge?
     
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Mine are green. Like a muddy green
     
  7. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    My Runner's are pretty green, my Mallard's are brownish-green, dull looking.
     
  8. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Hmmm. Muddy green sounds sort of right. However when I google searched images they were quite light. Who knows, I let you know when they hatch.
     
  9. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are like... I don't know, bright green?
    It's not muddy green. [​IMG]

    But I realize everybody's ducks are different.



    Keep this incident hush-hush since fines are steep for even owning wild mallard feathers... Make sure to clip their toe or something!
     
  10. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    mine both lay really pretty dark teal colored eggs *hugs eggs*
     

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