I walked outside last night doing my usual routine herding the ducks into their house. They're 5 and a half months old, currently 2 male (Black Swedish & Welsh Harlequin), 1 female (Black Swedish. We have 4 young females waiting in the "wings" to be grown up enough to join them). I decided once they were in to take my flashlight and with ignorant hope look through the window. And what did I find?!?! I was so excited, it made all of this work so worth it to know that these ladies will be able to lay in the environment we provide. Then I went out this morning, and BAM!! So, now I have a few questions.: 1. Is that a normal color for Black Swedish eggs 2. They're smaller than I thought they'd be. Those are jumbo chicken eggs next to them. Will they get any bigger? Is there something I can do to help that? 3. You'll see in the second picture that the color can be scratched off of the egg. Is that ok? Is it because it hadn't full "dried" or something? Either way, I hope these are healthy eggs, and I REALLY hope that we enjoy the taste. Otherwise we're going to be baking a lot more.