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I found this egg in my barn today.. just curious on what kind of duck could've laid it. I have alot of different breeds... and can't really pin point what hen would have laid it.
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My bet would be a Cayuga. They are known for black eggs. Over time she will lay lighter eggs. Mine is just under a year and hers are green but slowly getting lighter. I'm guess it will take her a few years for it to be white.

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5 ducks, 3 chickens, 2 dogs and 1 cat all in suburbia.

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My phone thinks that it is smarter than I, please excuse the typos and nonsense jabber.

 

5 ducks, 3 chickens, 2 dogs and 1 cat all in suburbia.

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post #3 of 7
Wow cool! I've never seen a black egg, that's really neat!
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I found this egg in my barn today.. just curious on what kind of duck could've laid it. I have alot of different breeds... and can't really pin point what hen would have laid it.

 

Cayuga, and I've heard that Black Swedish will lay the black eggs, too.

Computer Consultant from Colorado. Mother of four, grandmother of seven. Married to my best friend in the whole world. 

 

My zoo:

Dogs: 3 Border Collies (Apollo, Ares, and Pixel (my service dog))

Cats: 3 Assorted Cats (Karma, Shiva, and Ozzy),

Ducks: 2 Mallards (Peek and Poke), 1 Welsh Harlequin (Harley Quinn), 1 Khaki Campbell (Mocha), 1 Cayuga (Pepper), and 1 Blue Swedish (Abba).

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Computer Consultant from Colorado. Mother of four, grandmother of seven. Married to my best friend in the whole world. 

 

My zoo:

Dogs: 3 Border Collies (Apollo, Ares, and Pixel (my service dog))

Cats: 3 Assorted Cats (Karma, Shiva, and Ozzy),

Ducks: 2 Mallards (Peek and Poke), 1 Welsh Harlequin (Harley Quinn), 1 Khaki Campbell (Mocha), 1 Cayuga (Pepper), and 1 Blue Swedish (Abba).

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post #5 of 7

Likely cayuga.

BEI lay black eggs also but they are usually smaller

 

Anconas can lay black eggs as well but they aren't as common in the breed

NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small waterfowl farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lilac and Silver),  Muscovy (barred in black, blue, chocolate and combo, ripples in dark, chocolate, and blue shades, lavenders, and looneys in blue, black, chocolate and lilac)

Call Ducks: pied / magpie...

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NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small waterfowl farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lilac and Silver),  Muscovy (barred in black, blue, chocolate and combo, ripples in dark, chocolate, and blue shades, lavenders, and looneys in blue, black, chocolate and lilac)

Call Ducks: pied / magpie...

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post #6 of 7
Probably a cayuga
post #7 of 7

How weird and strange.  Our 5 Ancona ducks gave us these eggs today so the black thing happens with them as noted above. 

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