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What Color are Pekin duck eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Duckmom1980, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. Duckmom1980

    Duckmom1980 Out Of The Brooder

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    What color are Pekin duck eggs? I found 2 eggs in the duck house but the chickens go in there too sometimes. I have 13 week old chickens and a 25 week old Pekin pair. I assume the eggs are duck eggs but not 100%. Any pictures would be great too. Thanks.
     
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  2. fowl farm

    fowl farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think chickens lay at 13 weeks. My guess is it's the ducks
     
  3. zooweemama

    zooweemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ducks! And Pekins lay white eggs. :D Congrats!
     
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    zooweemama Chillin' With My Peeps

  5. ducklucky

    ducklucky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are usually white to "off white" so you have duck eggs. Good for you!
     
  6. PeanutnCashew

    PeanutnCashew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are some of Peanuts (Pekin) eggs
     
  7. Duckmom1980

    Duckmom1980 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds like duck eggs. My Pekins started at 25 weeks and they are bigger and more ovoid. They are off white almost a bit gray. Hope this helps. Tracy
     
  8. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    The eggs are a beige tint, nearly white. Texture of duck egg shells and chicken egg shells is different.
     
  9. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get white eggs from my Pekins. If you want to know for sure, use food coloring to tint.
     
  10. zooweemama

    zooweemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can tell my Pekin eggs from my other duck eggs- I have 2 Pekins and they give me the only truly white eggs compared to the rest that have either a cream tint or green hue.
     

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