Black East Indian Ducks or Black East Indies are a rare and distinctive breed.
They are small black ducks which have a lustrous green sheen over all surfaces including the underside of the wings. These are considered as ornamental as they are not good layers. They need access to water, are good flyers if left unclipped and are happiest in a pair or trio.
The Black East Indian is on the Rare Breed Survival Trust Watchlist.
Eggs: Between 40-100 a year. Like the Cayuga, the first eggs have a dark pigment on the shells which becomes less intense through the season.