Are these Cayuga Ducks show quality?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by quack_addict, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. quack_addict

    quack_addict Hatching

    Sep 25, 2018
    Hello! I am new to breeding ducks, and looking for some information on Cayuga breed standards. I have read over the breed standard for Cayuga ducks, however I don't have an eye yet for telling whether or not my birds fit that standard well. I am considering entering them in a show next month, and would like some options on how well they fit the description.

    I have 3 ducks and 1 drake. My drake and one of the girls has a weird feather or two underneath their black ones that is a grey/white colour. You can only see it when they move their feathers in the right way (as can be seen in the third image below). I know white spots is a fault for the drakes especially, but I'm not sure if this is the same since its underneath and only 2 feathers.

    Otherwise they have a nice green sheen, sometimes they look a little blue in the sun. They have black beaks and feet. However I am not sure about the shape of their bodies, neck, how they carry themselves, etc.

    Any options are appreciated, thank you very much for your insights!
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Welcome. I guess no one knows, or they haven't seen your post. They definitely are gorgeous, but I don't know if they are good quality or not unfortunately.
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    If from a hatchery then not show quality.
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  4. quack_addict

    quack_addict Hatching

    Sep 25, 2018
    Okay thank you!

    And no they are not from a hatchery aha
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

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