Cayuga Ducks are used for meat and egg production and does well at poultry shows. The name comes from where it was once very popular, Cayuga Lake, New York State. Noted feature is the iridescent beetle green color coming from the black feathers in the correct light. The Cayuga Duck has dark brown eyes, black shanks, and toes. Ducklings have black plumage. Admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1874. The Cayuga duck is one of the most popular ducks for showing. They are very active foragers and love to eat snails, slugs and other destructive insects and tend to stay close to home. The Cayuga duck is calm and does not fly and lays both white and dark Gray eggs. The darker eggs have a dark film on the egg shell and are really not a dark shell. The standard weight for adult Males is 8 pounds and Females 7 pounds.
- Weights – Hen——-7 lbs Drake—–8 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Egg Laying; Exhibition
- Color of Eggs: Dark Gray to White later in season
- Egg Production: Excellent
- Egg Size: Large to Extra Large
- Temperament: Docile
- Gender Accuracy: 100%
- Fertility Percentage: 60-75%
- Broody: Setters
- Mating Ratio: 7 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: Floor
- Country of Origin: United States (New York)
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection
- ALBC: Threatened Status, Considered a sustainable heritage duck breed.
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