Hi guys I just posted the thread about being excited that my mallards were hatching. I saved these eggs from being plowed under when I got them there was no adults around. My step dad said he had a mallard nest there, I didn't think to question it Well, since they are hatching I read up on other peoples Mallard hatching experiences on this site. I noticed some threads mention the mallards egg color. They describe it as blue tinges or light greenish. One post had a pic of a mallard duckling in the process of hatching. My eggs are not the same color. They are maybe a shade lighter than brown chicken eggs? They are actually pretty dark and I had a hard time candleing them. Can mallard eggs come in brown? If not what the heck am I hatching?