Which duck laid the black eggs?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bert2368, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Bert2368

    Bert2368 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This mornings baker's dozen of duck eggs- We have Khaki Campbells, Cayuga black and Swedish blue ducks, along with one KC/Cayuga cross we hatched last year.

    I had seen an occasional egg with a Grey "wash" or speckles last season, but this is extreme.
     
  2. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW was it rolled in mud or did you find it in dirt?
    It might just be stained.
    Possibly from the cayuga they lay gray eggs.

    BCP
     
  3. Bert2368

    Bert2368 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, it was laid on dead grass out in our orchard with no muddy area close by, and was not there for more than 12 hours before being collected.

    The Grey is a surface coating and can be scratched off. It does not wash off with water. Kind of like the exterior coloring of my brown chicken eggs, which can be scraped off in handling or if washed with a scratchy pot scrubber.

    I have plenty of experience with mud and muck- on eggs, chickens, ducks, trucks, myself... This was not mud.
     
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  4. Bert2368

    Bert2368 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh gee. 5 minutes with google, and now I know it was probably a Cayuga!

    And maybe some of them will lay GREEN EGGS?! COOL!!! I have accidentally raised a flock of Easter Egger ducks!

    I wonder how my customers are going to like them. I just ate the one in the picture for lunch, scrambled up with some vegetables and venison steak, it was very tasty.

     

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