Magie Ducks (left) These light ducks are white with contrasting black or blue backs, heads and tails. They are consistent egg layers, generally producing an egg slightly larger than an "Extra Large" chicken egg, but occasionally producing an egg of surprisingly large size. Magpies are hunters, consuming as many worms, slugs, grasshoppers and other insects as they can find. Sometimes they form a skirmish line to work their way across a field in search of insects.
Welch Harlequin Ducks (above)
These are perhaps the most showy of the light ducks. The males have a dark head and white neck ring. The females have an entirely different appearance. Some few of the females show a very independent streak. They are consistent egg layers, producing an egg slightly larger than an "Extra Large" chicken egg. Harlequins are hunters, consuming as many worms, slugs, grasshoppers and other insects as they can find.
Cayuga Ducks (left)
These medium ducks are black all over. In the sunlight, their feathers gave a green glint, with occasional glints of purple. . They are good egg layers, generally producing an egg slightly larger than an "Extra Large" chicken egg. Egg shell color runs from light gray, to dark gray, to even black. Some lay olive colored eggs. They are of a more calm disposition than the light ducks.
Saxony Ducks (below)
The males have a gray head and a white neck ring. These heavy ducks have are more calm than the light ducks, but not as calm as the Cayugas. They are excellent egg layers, producing an egg with about half again as much contents as an "Extra Large" chicken egg.

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