Do black east indie eggs look like cayuga?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AuberyMirkwood, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. AuberyMirkwood

    AuberyMirkwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just read a discription that seemed similar. I was considering getting cayugas this spring for the black/grey eggs but if the indies lay the same color in a smaller package that would be perfect! Does anyone have pictures?[​IMG]
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Black east indie eggs:

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  3. AuberyMirkwood

    AuberyMirkwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! [​IMG] looks about the same to me.

    Does anyone own both and would take comparison picture me? [​IMG]
     
  4. JessicaRichens

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    Thank you for posting this! I can't decide if I want Cayugas or Black East Indies. I've been wondering what their eggs look like.
     
  5. JessicaRichens

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    Does anyone else have photos of Cayuga and/or Black East Indie eggs? I am curious to see more if you don't mind posting them.
     
  6. AnjKar n Ducks

    AnjKar n Ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are Cayuga eggs and comparing them to East Indies they have more of a greenish color. The only time u can get a black egg is at the beginning of the laying season and the black eggs are rare.
     
  7. PINOAK RIDGE

    PINOAK RIDGE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cayugas and Black East Indies (BEI) are both black ducks with metallic green sheen. The Cayuga is a large duck breed and BEI are bantams. We've raised both breeds in the past & still have BEI. The color of the eggs we've had were basically the same. Both start out black and as the number of eggs laid increases, the egg's color decreases. They go from black, dark grey, greenish grey, to a pale grey/white color. Just like egg shape, coloring can vary from female to female.

    Hope this helps. Enjoy your ducks.
     

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