Cayuga Ducks--Are they Migratory?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Peaches Lee, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Songster

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    Well the recent trip to TSC prompts the question as they had ducklings in stock--and a note said that they were mixed breeds with possible migratory birds. So it got me thinking about how someday I would like little duckies for my pond.

    I really like Cayugas because they were developed kinda close to me, their color and they seem hardy. But, are they migratory. Thanks for your help!!
     
  2. Eroc1_1

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    From what I have read, they are non-migratory. They are more of a domesticated breed so they are less likely to fly well.
     
  3. aineheartsyou

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    cayugas are home bodies [​IMG]
     
  4. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Songster

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    Excellent, thanks guys!! [​IMG]
     
  5. KansasKid

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    When they said migratory they might have been referring to mallards that might be mixed in.
     
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  6. MissusDee

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    Maybe the source of said ducklings had some vistors to their breeding stock. Perhaps they didn't want to sell them as purebred for that reason?
     
  7. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Crowing

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    Quote:That's what I think, too.
     
  8. MissusDee

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    Domestic mallards are migratory though. I don't think mine would know how to fly south unless it was on an airplane or something.
     
  9. duck_shepherdess

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  10. KansasKid

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    lots of people on here talk about how they have had mallards in times past and they have flown off to bigger and better things. I myself haven't experienced this, though my mallards do fly excellently around the mile section they return.
     

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