What breed duck lays a blue/green color egg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bikergirl, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. bikergirl

    bikergirl Songster

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    K just candled them to double check, no dead chicks/duckling [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Hen House 60

    Hen House 60 In the Brooder

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    My Rouen lays light, mint colored eggs.

    She is sitting on 23!!!!!!

    I do not know anything about those market eggs.
     
  3. barnwife

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    I bought 3 different batches of eggs...the ones from a mutt mix are creamy whitish pink,

    the cayuga/rouen cross ones I got were minty greenish blue,

    and the pure cayuga eggs are anywhere between dark deep grey green to a medium green.

    I have heard that pekin ducks are pink though. I might have to try them sometime [​IMG]
     
  4. Looking through Holderrread's bulletin on duck egg production and his book Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks, he mentions a number of breeds of duck which have some strains that lay blue eggs. These include Campbells, Runners, Anconas, Cayugas, White Crested, and Swedish.
     
  5. TheNewMrsEvans

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    You would think they would be pekins from an asian market, but I think they are cream colored...
    For most duck eggs it's 28 days total, I do 50-55% the first part, and 70-80% the last 3 days. You can mist them with warm water (Day 4-25) after you turn them and have the lid open. Otherwise they should be relatively similar to chicks...
    Good luck!
     
  6. Becca Mahoney

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    This bright blue egg is from a unspecific smallish mallard I have. No idea what specific breed. 1022171426.jpg
     

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