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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tlammy, Sep 11, 2011.
Metzer has Excellent Color, Good Type in their Cayuga. They can ship them to you in a day or two. Our ducklings arrived in ecellent condition. Check out their comparison chart on the quality at http://www.metzerfarms.com/DuckBreedComparison.cfm?CustID=434455
If you want nice show quality Cayuga or show quality any ducks for that matter you need to buy them from a SHOW breeder or either a farm like Holderreads or Sandhill before you purchase them from any hatchery. Having seen MANY birds from Metzer over the years that 4H kids have purchased I can say you will be dissappointed if you are looking for a bird with proper show type and good color and weight. You can purchase them from breeders and start off with higher quality birds than you will often get out of any of the hatchery birds. You can find really nice ones not very far from you. Chris LeGerald (MI) had some nice stock and although he doesn't advertise them any longer you could check with him and see where he would recommend. One of the forum members, Sebrightmom has some nice quality blacks and her blues are a little lesser, but you don't have the nice quality in the rare/new varieties like you do the blacks. I know she has some for sale currently and have personally handled some of her birds she's shown at the shows we've attended as well. She is in Indiana.