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northfifeduckling

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colours of duck eggs??
« on: March 29, 2009, 05:31:31 pm »
Today we had a second blueish egg and I wondered whose it is! Do Indian Runners lay blue eggs? I know the first one is always the little black white bibbed duck (probably a call duck). All the other ducks are Khakis and they lay white eggs, at least so I thought...We have one Indian Runner which is Khaki coloured. Does anyone have a Runner laying blueish eggs? Maybe she just took a long winter break? :&>

jameslindsay

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Re: colours of duck eggs??
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009, 05:44:28 pm »
I have only ever had white eggs from MY Khaki Campbells but can't comment on the Runners as never had any, yet!

northfifeduckling

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Re: colours of duck eggs??
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 05:51:56 pm »
Did you not recently incubate some Indian runners, James? (Just re-read your old post..) Were they white? I was trying to be selective which eggs to bring along, it doesn't seem to be happening lol :&>

ballingall

  • Joined Sep 2008
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Re: colours of duck eggs??
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 05:58:17 pm »
Our runners normally lay coloured eggs- though I would say they're greenish rather than blue. But its most likely to be the runner. I have noticed this year with having the cayuga's, that the runners eggs are a lot pointier  ???

jameslindsay

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Re: colours of duck eggs??
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 06:01:18 pm »
I did indeed have 6 Indian Runners in the incubator and if memory serves me right there was 1 blue!!!!! So, perhaps problem is solved. I do want to get some Runners for my collection as I think they are gorgous.

northfifeduckling

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Re: colours of duck eggs??
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 06:36:17 pm »
She's a lovely girl! She always goes with the 2 boys, never with the other girls. I've seen pics of runners in other colours and they are stunning.
Funny, ballingall, one of our white eggs is pointy lol. Maybe it's the new duck laying blues, but she's the most pure Campbell of them all...it might stay a puzzle, never mind...:&>

doganjo

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Re: colours of duck eggs??
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 08:50:39 pm »
My three beige and brown khaki campbells lay pale blue eggs.  Occasionally they are paler, almost white and I think it may be governed by the amount of greens they get on top of their layer pellets.  Less greens, paler eggs.  JME
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Hilarysmum

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Re: colours of duck eggs??
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2009, 10:02:11 am »
Of my 5 laying khakis 2 of whom are beige and 3 brown, I get a daily blue egg.

northfifeduckling

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Re: colours of duck eggs??
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2009, 01:05:38 pm »
Thank you all, I really had to laugh in the end at my attempt to find out! Silly, really, as they all will have a Khaki dad anyway, lol. It will be a lucky dip then, 2 small blue, 2 large blue and 2 whites for James!
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northfifeduckling

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Re: colours of duck eggs??
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2009, 05:24:35 pm »
I found out today that it's the Indian runner laying the large blue egg. She was nesting behind the old bathtub! This girl must have had a really long winter break as I thought it must have been the Campbell newbie giving me the blue egg...:&>

 

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