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Cayuga ducks!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tmarr, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. tmarr

    tmarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guys I was thinking of getting a female cayuga duck to go with Mylo and LJ, so he would have another girl. Does anyone have this breed and would it be the right size for a pekin? Thanks :)
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Some Cayugas are on the small side, but the breed is about in the 6 to 7 pound range. I only have one, and she's very small, so I hope other Cayuga people weigh in on this.
     
  3. tmarr

    tmarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll do a bit off research, I wouldn't want her to be too small!!
     
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    beccaWA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Cayuga ducks (females). As you can see, they are as large and a bit heavier than the Khaki Campbell drakes. This is the smaller of my two Cayugas. The other female is even a bit larger than this one. I've never kept Pekins.

    I found a website with duck breed comparisons, including weight. Maybe that will help. http://www.metzerfarms.com/DuckBreedComparison.cfm

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  5. tmarr

    tmarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks that's great!! :)
     
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    DucksAndGardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pekin and a cayuga but both are female. If my pekin were a male I would be concerned about injuries during mating as my pekin is quite a bit heavier than my cayuga. You can see both in this Pic. The white one directly next to my cayuga is a goose. The white on the right is the Pekin.
     
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  7. tmarr

    tmarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I'd no idea of size. They seem happy enough with each other at the minute. LJ my boy,is very timid and Mylo definitely rules the roost! I haven't seen any signs of excessive mating yet. I wonder will that change as he get older+
     
  8. Amiga

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    The pun was accidental.[​IMG]
     
  9. cayugaducklady

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    I have four Cayuga females, all hatched the week of 5/12 and ordered from the same hatchery. While I had some doubts early on, I'm 100000000% certain that they all have the loud female quaaaaack!

    Two of the females are LARGE.. probably 8 pounds already, not overweight and still growing into their adult bodies.

    The other two females are on the smaller side, probably 5 1/2-6 pounds, not overweight and still growing into adult bodies.

    Everyone gets along fabulously. When they were ducklings they were paired off like this: the 2 Bigs were duck buddies and the 2 littles were duck buddies.

    Now that hormones have kicked in they've socially paired off into one big & one little. Although all four prefer to be together or within sight of each other, the individual pairs will swim together or eat together or forage together.

    My only other duck experience is with wild mallards drakes.

    I don't have a personal frame of reference for Pekins of other breeds besides wild mallards so I can't say whether they're appropriately sized.

    The Cayugas seem to genuinely want to socialize with us. I think you'll find that one just isn't enough :).
     

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