Black eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Sinister, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Sinister

    Sinister Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 cambells, a pekin and a black and white swedish. This month I started getting eggs, two a day for the most part. They are chicken egg sized, one tends to be slightly bigger, but not much. Both are a light pink in color. I figured it was the cambells laying since the pekin should be a bit bigger. I didn't really give it much thought though, as I was just happy to get the eggs.

    Now I am getting 3 a day and one is black. It's the same size as the larger pink one, but it is almost completely dark black when I pick it up. When I wash it to get the mud off, it washes out to a charcoal grey in color. I had heard of different colored eggs before, but never black ones. We have gotten two black ones so far. I assume its the swedish laying, but not really sure.

    I'll try to get some picture tomorrow morning of before and after washing.
     
  2. crissycriss

    crissycriss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well i know that pekin lay a large white egg.So the pink eggs cant be coming from her.
    The only duck ive ever heard of laying a black egg are Cayuga.Are you suree yours may not be a mix of them? Or maybe Swedish lay black eggs let me read up on that.



    Ok read up on a few sites.The Swedish lay white eggs with the occastional blue,green,gray tint.
     
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  3. Sinister

    Sinister Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for finding that out.

    I guess you could call them grey. My kids are insisting they are dark green, but I dont see it. They look black to me.

    I wanted another swedish, and know I know which eggs are hers.

    It makes the egg carton more interesting that's for sure.
     
  4. I have a blue Swedish who is about eight months and I've never got an egg from her! I have a Cayuga male too! Lol so I hav no idea what color or bird it is!
     
  5. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Khaki Campbells lay white or slightly off white eggs, not pink. Do you have chickens along with the ducks?
     
  6. Sinister

    Sinister Out Of The Brooder

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    Nope, no chickens. Here is a picture, the other two are from the khakis. I forgot to take one before washing though....[​IMG]
     
  7. Coyote Night

    Coyote Night Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure that your black swedish is not a Cayuga with white?
     
  8. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    ok those are definitely white duck eggs, the dark one however is likely from a Cayuga. Can you post pictures of your ducks?
     
  9. Sinister

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  10. Coyote Night

    Coyote Night Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could very well be a Swedish some hens will lay an egg with a dark gray coating like this when they start up. Usually will fade from the eggs as they lay more eggs.
     

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