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  • Breed Colors/Varieties:
    Black with a Green shine. Blue/Splash are Rare
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    Developed in New York, USA from two black ducks a man found in his pond. This is the main idea, but there are several different theories.
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  • Breed Details:
    Very Quiet Breed, second only to the Muscovy. They are very docile , are excellent foragers, but can be slighly shy. They are a Mediun Weight Class duck, and cannot fly.






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Recent User Reviews

  1. Haydog03
    "Skittish Beauty!"
    Pros - A tad distrusting, but once you earn it... it’s amazing! My Cayuga is the most calm bird. When our other male tried to pick a fight, he just leaves! He’s very gentle when eating out of my hand, whereas my other ducks (Pekins) leave red marks!
    Cons - They are skittish, and it may take a while to gain any trust!
  2. Little Farm Girl
    "Sweet Beauties!"
    Pros - They are quite, unusual, friendly, and their egg color is amazing!
    We love our Cayuga pair...They are so unique and unusual that everyone who visits wants one. They have soft voices, and hilarious attitudes. They are also very entertaining, especially when in water.
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  3. GoofyNewt
    "Quiet & Friendly"
    Pros - Quiet, Friendly
    Cons - I dont have any rn
    They only quack when they want food or if one gets isolated from the flock, other than that they are very quiet ducks. I raised mine from ducklings and trained them to eat from my hand so they are pretty friendly and easy to catch. When I was looking at different duck breeds I considered Cayuga and Ancona and I'm glad I chose Cayuga. Mine really are the stereotypical Cayugas, Calm and Quiet. I hope this review will help people with their decision of duck breed(s).


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  1. Y-Knot

    I love my ducks and made the stupid decision to let one of them lay on eggs last May. The setter was a blue Runner but her flock mate Midnight would kick her off the nest every night, lay her egg, and they have her get back on. Most of the eggs were a gray color looking very Cayuga like. Four hatched out ... 3 drakes and one female. The female and one drake are certainly mixes but two of the drakes have the look of a Cayuga. Since I really don't need six drakes I was hoping to find a nice home for two of them. [I'm keeping the mix.] A lady was really all excited about the two drakes in the photo. After she saw the photo, she decided she didn't want them since they couldn't possibly be Cayugas. She is basing that on the color of the bill. Aparently they are too light and should be sort of a black color. I told her that the drake's bill sometimes turned olive as they matured. It would mean a lot if someone would get me an opinion.

    I do have a mix in the pen but I have a male and female Cayuga and they spend most of the time together. Both male and female were rescues from a pond in Sacramento and were probably Easter rejects.

    Thanks, Yvette
    Winchester, Sir Duckworth, Lady Waddletail, Fire Fawn, Smoke, Sir Dudley, Lil' Darlin', Midnight, Slingshot, Sir Cinder, Eggy, Remington, Pip, Last Chance aka LC, Chocolate, Pom Pom and Powder Puff.

    That wasn't much help ... it won't let me upload the photo!
  2. GratitudeGates
    Does anyone have a drake Cayuga if so do you find them aggressive with the girls or not?
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    1. harmesonfarm
      I have not found so, but of course as with roosters I'm sure it depends on breeding (was dad aggressive?), how many females to a male, personal temperment, etc.
      harmesonfarm, Aug 25, 2018
  3. Procyron
    I know people say they're supposed to be really quiet but mine are super loud and high strung—more than any breed I've owned since call ducks. They were cuddly as babies and they're hand-fed, so they still can turn off the fear when there is food involved. When there isn’t, they act like you're the enemy. They wake up shrieking, run around shrieking for fun, and start shrieking when you look at them through a window.
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  4. Mr.and Mrs.Greenwood
    I love cayugs, we have 2 3 week old girls at the moment and they are hilarious, both have such great personalities! ebony is a sweetheart and loves to snuggle... the other is more about running around lol.

    I cant wait to see them as adults... I use to have a drake and he was amazing and soo gentle!!
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  5. harmesonfarm
    We love our Cayuga's! They were very cute following us around the yard everywhere when they were little. More independent now but still friendly. Our drake would let our son pet him and hug him. So cute.
    They shine with a beautiful brilliant green in the sun, the drake more so then the females. Great foragers, great personalities and they run the barnyard that's for sure.
  6. MartinsPoultry
    Love Cayuga's, such a gorgeous breed with lots of personality. The two that I own give my herding dog a run for her money, the hen sasses her and the drake will minorly charge her.
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  7. Camp Olsen
    I bought 2 what I though were Cayuga. One is and one I think is a Swedish? Furthermore do they have angel wings? I can't figure out how to post photos from my iPhone...
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  9. hellbender
    Three cheers for the fantastic Muscovy. No other breed of 'duck' can compare...JMHO
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  10. JMwolfHorse1
    Sorry you had to sell him! I love and favor Cayugas above all Ducks! Gizmo is a great name! My old rabbit owner named our rabbit Gizmo, but he never listened to that name. AT ALL! So I renamed him Timothy!
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