what breed of duck lays any color egg except white or off white????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by D'Angelo N Va., Jan 6, 2011.

  1. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    I am fencing in my pond area so I may get some ducks next year. I already have a pair of Muscovies, but I would like a breed that lays a colored egg as well..unless the two would not get along.
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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  3. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Quote:WOW Thanks so much. Actually up to now, I was also thinking because the Muscovies are such good mothers and can brood up to 3 sets a year, I assumed they were very prolific also, but I see they are not..they lay a clutch of about 15-20 and begin brooding....
     
  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Possibly a chocolate runner

    I have a fawn and white, a silver and a chocolate.
    Only 2 are laying right now and one is laying the non white eggs in this pic...
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Rouen hens lay a sepia to tan colored egg (not sure exactly how to describe the color -- "camel" maybe)? It's kind of halfway in between a white egg, and the brown colored egg my Rhode Island Red and Isa Brown chickens lay.
     
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  6. pmill39

    pmill39 Out Of The Brooder

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    i got three white pekin that lay light greenish eggs and two khakis that lay white so i get about everday 2 white eggs and 2 or 3 greenish eggs.
     
  7. Brody's Broodello

    Brody's Broodello Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cayuga eggs are really dark, to black. They look really cool.
     
  8. Some ducks lay blue eggs, Dutch Hookbills do and some Magpies and Anconas, or some rare breds of Runners.
    There are different strains in some breeds that might lay different colored eggs.
    Holderread mentions in his egg production bulletin that there are some old strains of Khaki Campbells that lay blue eggs too.
    If possible find out what color the egg was that the duckling hatched from to get an idea of what your duck may lay.
     
  9. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Thanks for the info. everyone...I am looking forward to raising ducks this spring...
     
  10. Caprice_Acres

    Caprice_Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    D'Angelo N Va. :

    Quote:WOW Thanks so much. Actually up to now, I was also thinking because the Muscovies are such good mothers and can brood up to 3 sets a year, I assumed they were very prolific also, but I see they are not..they lay a clutch of about 15-20 and begin brooding....

    That IS prolific - up to 60 ducklings per year from one hen, with no incubator! [​IMG] 3 sets per year (or more) is only to be expected if you take the ducklings away at hatch. You can also get 3 sets from 'scovy hens if you leave them with their ducklings in warmer climes. Here, I expect 2 if they raise their own.

    The term 'prolific' generally means number of offspring raised. Muscovies are one of the most prolific breeds out there because of mothering ability. EGG LAYING ability is totally different. I find that muscovies aren't really egg layers unless they WANT to raise a clutch. If I take the eggs away (to eat or sell), they either stop laying or lay in a hidden area so that I stop stealing them, and they can raise a brood. [​IMG] You could get runners or other laying breeds and get an egg a day - but they may not set, so getting ducklings is totally up to your incubator hatching skills.​
     

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