We raise heritage Ancona Ducks that lay white, cream, blue, green, and grey eggs.
Our Cayuga ducks are from two flocks. One lays white eggs with a dark, heavy charcoal/black bloom at the start of the season; and another flock that lays white or green with a light charcoal bloom.
Why Track Egg Color Hatched From
You know your flock will carry that color if you track the color the duck hatched from, especially with drakes.
Why Track Egg Color Duck Lays
We sell hatching eggs and eating eggs. Many people want to know that they’ll have a chance that the duck they hatch will carry colored egg genetics. The best way to know that is to hatch from an egg of that color. We also track this because we sell eating eggs, and customers enjoy a colorful egg basket. Obviously, you can tell what color a duck lays when you check her nest, but when you have several ducks to keep track or if you want to breed certain genetics, it helps to know what color they lay and what color they hatched from.
|Zip Tie Color||Ancona Ducks||Cayuga Ducks|
|Black||Has had antibiotics (not part of food supply, used for genetic purposes only)||Same|
|Grey||Lays Grey Bloom Egg over White||Same|
|White||Lays White or Drake from White Egg||NA|
|Purple||Hatched from Grey Egg||Same|
|Pink||Hatched from White Egg||From Dark Egg Flock Genetics|
|Blue||Hatched from Blue Egg||NA|
|Neon Blue||Lays Blue Egg||NA|
|Green||Hatched from Green Egg||Same|
|Neon Green||Lays Green Egg||Same|
|Neon Yellow||Varies||Varies (example: If it looks pure but is probably half Ancona)|
|Light Brown||Lays Cream Egg||NA|
|Neon Orange||From Flock with Blue Egg Genetics|
|Red||From Flock with Green Egg Genetics||NA|
|Brown||Hatched from Cream Egg||NA|
Where to Get Zip Ties
I got my zip ties on Amazon. You get 100 each of 14 colors.