Which duck lays...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WestKnollAmy, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    a black duck egg?
    I have heard of it but now can't find the breed that lays it. DH doesn't believe me.
     
  2. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    You might be thinking of the "1000 year old duck egg." It's a recipe for a picked or fermented duck egg.
     
  4. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    BEI can lay a black egg at the beginning of their season
     
  5. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I've read somewhere that sometimes when the black runners first start laying they may lay a darker egg. However, I've asked this question before and ducks lay mostly creamy to white eggs.
     
  6. Duck_feeder

    Duck_feeder Drowning in feathers!

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    I actually enjoy 1000 yr old eggs with rice porridge but that doesn't really answer your question does it? [​IMG]

    We have a black runner whose first egg was tiny and black. Now they are gray and kinda pointy. [​IMG]
     
  7. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Thanks guys and gals.
    I did find the recipe for making a black egg (ugh!) but that isn't what I had seen before. Somewhere on this forum I came across fresh duck eggs laid out with chicken eggs and they were black (not the chicken eggs). They were fairly big so I thought they were from adult ducks but maybe I just thought they were big since they were so unusual.
    I may get a few black Runners and see what I get. Sounds interesting.
     
  8. country freedom

    country freedom Chillin' With My Peeps

    The Cayuga has the darkest egg I've heard of.
    I do not know that much about duck breeds, though.
     
  9. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    Yes, cayugas and Black East Indies can lay a very dark, almost black, egg at the beginning of the season.
     

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