Black Swan Egg Question

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by AuroraSprings, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. AuroraSprings

    AuroraSprings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ever seen a Black Australian Swan egg next to a goose egg? Is it colored differently? Is it larger? We have a small "nest" of eggs that could be from our first-timer Australian Swans OR our Cotton Patch Geese. We didn't realize they could look so similar. Plus, the swans haven't built a nest, so we weren't expecting eggs yet. Are we going to have to wait until they hatch to find out, LOL?
     
  2. Avlana

    Avlana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mute swan eggs where definitely bigger than the goose eggs. Fatter too. And they had a bluish hue to them. Here's a pic of a mute swan egg. (They were dirty so it's hard to see the bluish color underneath.)

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    I guess the only way to be sure is watch their behaviors closely for clues or wait till they hatch [​IMG]
     
  3. AuroraSprings

    AuroraSprings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In case anyone was curious to know, they are the EXACT same shape, size, and color of our Cotton Patch Goose eggs. They built a giant nest (again) in front of the door to the rabbit/chicken barn and are guarding their one egg religiously. I have to assume it's theirs because the geese don't like them and I doubt they could convince the geese to lay inside "their" nest. [​IMG] drama, lol.
     

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