Cayuga Ducklings with Helmets?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AllCoop'dUp, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. AllCoop'dUp

    AllCoop'dUp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered a pair of ducklings from the local farm store and while they are certainly all black like my older Cayuga ducklings, these two definately have helments. One more so than the other. I'm a first time duck owner so while I'm fresh into the pool, nothing I read or saw indicated that Cayugas have helments. Will try to post pics if necessary for identification. What's the overall concensus?? Are these really Cayugas?

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  2. rebecky1305

    rebecky1305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pics would probably help.
     
  3. kcollins

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  4. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    Yeah almost any duck breed also comes in crested.
     
  5. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    I'd love to see Crested Mandarins. [​IMG]
     
  6. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    Haha I was thinking about that when I was typing that...lets just say all domestic breeds. Well mandarins do have a streamlined "crest" but not a big poof!
     
  7. AllCoop'dUp

    AllCoop'dUp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say very cool and unexpected!...so...what about the duckling with a slight poof and tinge of red on it's coat? Will it just be a half crested head? and what will happen to the red, go away? Thanks!
     
  8. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    I dont really see a red tinge, but if they are pure cayuga, it will go away. Also, if he/she has a little crest, it will stay little and not get as big as the others.
     
  9. AllCoop'dUp

    AllCoop'dUp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The red tinge is right above it's bill, between the eyes on the darker colored picture.

    Also...at what age does the curl appear if they turn out to be drakes?
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