Been reading up on these two breeds and would like to know what is a accurate way to tell the difference between these two breeds? I have 3 either magpie or ancona and not sure what breed they are. They have the more even body color of a magpie but mottled head spots and not a perfect cap. The hen also lays creamy white color eggs. I'm not sure how much they weigh. But their bigger than my mallards. I read somewhere that a magpie will lay green eggs. Anyone have any info?? Ill try to get a picture if I can get my phone to work,,,,lol.