What do your duck eggs look like?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Buster, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I have been getting eggs from the ducks that are almost opaque. Then I started noticing that I am getting greenish ones that almost look like EE eggs but are laid on the ground and around the same size as the ones that I know are duck eggs. I have 1 buff duck hen and a couple of magpie/cayuga crosses. Does anyone have pics of their green duck eggs?
     
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    No eggs here yet. I have a bunch of freeloaders.
     
  3. [​IMG]
    These are Runner duck eggs. Color in photo is off so I will show you this next picture which shows more accurate color.
    The cream colored eggs are from a Khaki Campbell.
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  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Yep- that's just like the ones that I've been getting. COOL! Now I know which ones are duck eggs.
     
  5. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dances, do you sell any duck hatching eggs? I'd love to get some runners when my 'bator empties out a little...
     
  6. Wow, never thought of that! I have a Chocolate Hen and two Fawn and White Drakes. They are just utility or production standard. I wonder what their offspring would look like. She isn't laying right now. [​IMG]
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  7. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your chocolate hen is CUTE. [​IMG] I'm partial to the solid colors, I think.
     
  8. She is really sweet. [​IMG] She's kinda like the moma to the other ducks. If they have a problem, like if I pick them up or esp if they get taken out of her sight, she watches constantly or sometimes quacks in concern for them. But she doesn't quack randomly or very often.

    Well I guess I shouldn't say that she's like the moma, because she is definately the drakes' favorite! [​IMG]
     
  9. berdlips

    berdlips Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the pics Dances, I've been wondering if mine really are runners. How old before they get the curl in the tail?
     
  10. I can't remember when mine got the curl, one day I just noticed they had it. Anyone else?
     

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