what do duck eggs look like??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cstanley, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. cstanley

    cstanley Hatching

    Nov 8, 2007
    I have had 2 grayish pearl looking eggs. Rounder than my chicken eggs. I am wondering if that duck of minw finally layed. I thought the green egg was hers, but I am rethingking that now! Anybody have pictures/?? If she lays again I'll take a pic!
  2. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    Yes, I think more greyish white is right. Not green that I know of. What type of duck? Most ducks lay much larger eggs than chickens, but when they first start they could be about the size of a chicken's (or by a fluke even smaller).
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    My call duck eggs are smaller than a chicken egg and range from kind of a pearlish white to a very pale greenish/grey. They're more rounded on the ends than most of my chickens'.
  4. deeszoo

    deeszoo Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Duck eggs have a more waxy look than chicken eggs, I think. Waxy is the best word I can come up with. They are not as solid looking, like you can almost see through the shell. Depending on the breed, and the duck, the colors can be white, green or blue for most breeds. The membranes are really tough, too. That is another way you can tell.

  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:That's a good description! You can scratch the waxy coating off the shell on mine. One of mine is laying white and one almost a grayish tint to it.

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