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Becki



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 11:26 am    Post subject: Aylesbury Duck eggs Reply with quote
    

This is going to sound really stupid but can anyone tell me what colour eggs they lay?

Thank you.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Ours used to lay white eggs.

alison
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

white, why didn't you ask me that earlier?

Becki



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Because I forgot and couldn't be bothered to walk the 5 miles from the barn up to your house again

Becki



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

The reason I was asking was because i got some off Ebay that were all infertile and they were blue. I went up to West Down like you suggested and they are white. So I got confused

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I have been told, by a few people now, and how true it is I can't say, but many ebay sellers are thought to sell pre-candled eggs. As in these are eggs they have started to incubate candled and found them infertile, then they list them on ebay and sell them.

It's one way to understand the high proportion of ebay eggs being infertile. If you buy of ebay, candle them when they arrive.

alison
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Becki wrote:
The reason I was asking was because i got some off Ebay that were all infertile and they were blue. I went up to West Down like you suggested and they are white. So I got confused


Are these the ones that just hatched, or are you doing some more?

If so when did they start, or haven't they yet, and is there room in the incy?

Becki



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I had 12 eggs in there, 6 aylesburys and 6 Khaki Campbells, both from e bay. 5 khaki's hatched and are surviving at the moment. The 'Aylesburys' were blue eggs and all duds.
I have now got 6 from West Down and am about to put them in.

alison
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Becki wrote:
I had 12 eggs in there, 6 aylesburys and 6 Khaki Campbells, both from e bay. 5 khaki's hatched and are surviving at the moment. The 'Aylesburys' were blue eggs and all duds.
I have now got 6 from West Down and am about to put them in.


Can I put some in with them please.

I can get them for the morning.

alison
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Either that or have you finished with the other incy, and I could set some here in that our one.

Becki



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 11 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

You can put them in with ours, I will happily hatch them for you, but I will bring your incubator with me in the morning. x

alison
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 11 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

How much room is there for?

earthsoul



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 11 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I am shocked about what was said about buying eBay eggs.....especially as I saw Cayuga duck eggs going for 36 for six earlier this year.
I am hatching now and I have got 2 fertile eggs....they look like Aylesbury eggs but who knows?? out of 12, which was a poor success rate for me.....so now I know why.

Bodger



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 11 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

To some people, just about every white duck is an Aylesbury. They are clearly quite quackers ! Pure Aylesburys are huge ducks and some of the adult ducks sold as being pure bred specimens are only just half the size of the real thing.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 11 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

sicknote keeps some lovely aylesburies

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