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Cayuga

Nice birds, kind of stupid

A review on: Cayuga
DStewart PDX

Pros: Very welcoming to new birds, beautiful

Cons: Slow growing, kind of stupid, willful

I kept my cayugas for only three months, but was dissatisfied enough to get rid of them. My first ducks, after doing research, were muscovies, so I was used to those. I decided to try cayugas based on a strong recommendation from BYC. I ordered eight ducklings from Holderread's. All of my impressions of cayugas are only compared to muscovies. I have never kept any other kind of duck.  ...
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Great, Personable Birds
Great, Personable Birds

Peafowl

Pros: Beautiful, Friendly, Great feathers when molted

Cons: Loud

Very Friendly and Beautiful
Very Friendly and Beautiful

Red Bourbon

Pros: Great Egg Layers, Hearty, Smart, Observant, And Friendly

Cons: None!

Goofy ducks
Goofy ducks

Pekin

Pros: Silly, Sweet, good for cleaning up parasites in the goat pen.

Cons: A bit dumb, messy.

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African

African

“I got them as chicks. They are very intimidating to predators. They scared away a raccoon that got into my poultry coop. I have worked with them since they are babies and they are great for holding and catching with me. The major problem is that they hate people that aren't me. They're used to me, and me only. They don't take too kindly to visitors.  ” --marvun22

100% Positive Reviews
African Harlequin

African Harlequin

“ These birds are lovely. If you train them up well, they'll be your friend for life, and if not, they will refuse to fly or even boink if you clip them. They need quite exact conditions to get them to lay, but put them in a quiet spot with plenty of cover, and you will be rewarded with plenty of eggs, or even chicks. No matter what anyone tells you, they will not die if not kept...” --TehLizardKing

100% Positive Reviews
American

American

“ My pair of American Buffs are great.  They are characters.  I did not try to imprint them because I wanted them to have a fear of people.  They did not follow me when they were goslings, but now they want me out with them all of the time.  With a large pasture they have all the grass they could want and yet they still want me around.  If we let them out of the pasture...” --flockman

75% Positive Reviews
American Show Racer

American Show Racer

First bred in the early 1950s from racing homers.

American/Standard  Fantail Pigeon

American/Standard Fantail Pigeon

The fantail was first introduced to North America in the mid 1800's and soon became popular, original development was in Britain, but it was perfected in America, earnig the name “American” Fantail.

Ancona

Ancona

“ I've had Anconas for over a year now, after admiring them for awhile before then. I LOVE them. My two hens are fantastic egg-layers. Since they started laying early this spring, they hardly ever miss a day (except for my hen who went broody - she took a few weeks off during incubation, and then about 1-1/2 weeks after they hatched she is back at it!). They are also quite calm and friendly,...” --wordgirl

100% Positive Reviews
Aylesbury

Aylesbury

“ seem like a good breed, if i had the room i would probably raise a batch of them they seem like they would be a good 4h starter show bird...considering i dont see many of this breed in my class ... that breed looks like a reserve champion waiting to happen  ” --cowgirlHH

100% Positive Reviews
Barnyard Turkey

Barnyard Turkey

While not an actual breed, mixed breed turkeys have a great variety of color and resistance to disease.

Birmingham Rollers

Birmingham Rollers

They are reffered to as the acrobats of the air for their backward summersaults. Birmingham Rollers origionated in the 1880's in Birmingham, England. Birmingham Rollers come in many colors and do not have a official standered. Birmingham Rollers are fairly popular, the prices cang range from a couple of dolars to hundereds.

Black Swedish

Black Swedish

“Black Swedish ducks are good all-purpose ducks. They are good layers, grow to a substantial weight and are excellent foragers. If you are looking for a duck that will do well in your backyard or on your small farm, Black Swedish may be a good choice for you.   Production: Like all Swedish ducks, these lay between 130 and 180 eggs per year. They reach table weight in about 16 weeks. ...” --catcrazy632

100% Positive Reviews
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