what color are duck eggs??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sab, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. sab

    sab Songster

    Jul 28, 2010
    Ripley, WV
    I think they are always white. Am I right?? Cause this AM there was a HUGE egg in the chicken's nest box. Brown like the others. I've never seen Duck-Duck go up the ladder into the chicken roost. Is it likely she did just to lay an egg?? So many questions - so big an egg..... but brown....
    Thanks in advance.
    Oh - and at what age should Peking ducks start laying. I know she's a girl cause she doesn't have a curl (poetic).
    Sally in WV

  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    It's a chicken egg. Duck eggs are usually white, greenish, black-grey depending on duck breed. Pekin eggs are always white. Ducks usually start to lay between 5-6 months. Some a little bit earlier and other may be later. In general heavy breeds need longer to start. My Saxonies took 6 to 7 month before they started to lay.
  3. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Songster

    Jul 15, 2009
    I agree with katharinad, a chicken egg. I bet it might even be a double yoker if you crack it open.
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Fawn & white runners are blue.
  5. treldib

    treldib Songster

    Jul 5, 2010
    Southern California
    Mine lay blueish eggs....

    I agree with the others, sounds like a double-yolk chicken egg.

  6. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    I have a little girl at my house at the moment laying eggs with a beautiful green tinge to them. So nice to get a little variety.

    When they start to lay the eggs can be a little off colour- once they get into rhythm with laying the shell colour evens out- but I have seen some first eggs from my girls that arent pure white. But no duck I know off lays a brown egg.

    She could start laying anywhere from 17 weeks or so- but it can depend on a few things like the amount of day light hours where you live. Some ducks wont lay until the spring after they hatched- being a pekin- which is more of a meat bird than an egg layer she may be a little older even up to 25 weeks or longer ( depending on when she hatched and the season )

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