got my first eggs but what is up with this........ pic of all 4

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kipepeo, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. kipepeo

    kipepeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Black Swedish finally started laying first egg yesterday and second today. I wasn't expecting black eggs from them and when I was washing them off the color is coming off, they were dry when collected but when I get them wet the color comes off is this normal?

    I know you want pics I will try to get them done and uploaded

    got a third egg this morning
     
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  2. kipepeo

    kipepeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ANybody know why the color would come off after the egg is dry and I clean it

    HELLO out there

    4th egg showed up today
     
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  3. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:HELLO YOURSELF! I am no expert on black swedish Ducks, are they supposed to lay black eggs? Even the birds that do lay black eggs it is just a coating on the outside of the shell (the "bloom" is colored blackish) as such it can be scratched or scrubbed off. Are you washing your eggs or scrubbing your eggs? It is not like the green of some eggs where the shell itself is green nor like brown chicken eggs. I hope this was of some little help.
     
  4. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    I don't know why it happens but yes, it happens with my black Call eggs too. I think the color, or at least much of it, is actually in the bloom the hen puts on the egg and not so much in the shell itself. I have also had a chocolate Call pullet lay the first egg as a black and subsequent eggs come out white.
     
  5. kipepeo

    kipepeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:HELLO YOURSELF! I am no expert on black swedish Ducks, are they supposed to lay black eggs? Even the birds that do lay black eggs it is just a coating on the outside of the shell (the "bloom" is colored blackish) as such it can be scratched or scrubbed off. Are you washing your eggs or scrubbing your eggs? It is not like the green of some eggs where the shell itself is green nor like brown chicken eggs. I hope this was of some little help.

    Blue Swedish are to lay white to green to blue tinted from what I read. I am not scrubbing just damp paper towel. When laid they are scraping off some off some of the bloom if that is what the blackish color is. Thank you for your answer duck things are all new to me
     
  6. kipepeo

    kipepeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They have gotten lighter more gray than black but that first egg was just a big surprise for me being that color and having it come off
     
  7. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't have ducks. PICS please?
     
  8. kipepeo

    kipepeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pic finally
    from left to right 1 2 3 4 was found this morning

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    on 2 you can see the top where I cleaned it and color came off
     
  9. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I've never seen black eggs before! Thanks for posting the pics. I don't have ducks, but I do have a Marans hen, and she lays a really dark, chocolate colored egg. What happens is, a gland sort of paints the egg on the way out. If I try to wash the egg, I can literally see the color coming off on the dish rag. Also, their toenails will scratch the eggs. Maybe it's this way for your duck eggs.
     
  10. kipepeo

    kipepeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:my hatchery cuckoo maran girls lay a carmel colored egg they don't have the dark brown. My maran from last year that I lost laid darker and spotted very pretty
     

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