Cayuga ducks???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SamG347, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. SamG347

    SamG347 Songster

    Mar 4, 2007
    Would these be a wise choice for a backyard duck? I have a neighbor that can't stand a roosters not sure about a duck quack. I haven't heard Cayugas in person but have heard Pekins and Runners...both of which are really loud.
    I would probably only have a pair of trio if any. And they would live with the chickens.
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    With ducks, it is the girls that are loud and the boys that are quiet. My buff female is a major loud mouth!!!

    My Khaki hen is pretty quiet though.

    Found this on Wiki....
    "For those who wish to keep ducks, but live close to others that would make keeping the Pekin breed impractical because of the loud quack, The Cayuga duck may be an alternative as its quack is not as loud or frequent as the Pekin. The temperament of the Cayuga is docile."
  3. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Oh yeah, they're loud. Any female duck I've ever come across has been loud. But they are beautiful birds, I have one female now and will hopefully be getting a few more in the spring.
  4. crazy cat lady

    crazy cat lady Songster

    Nov 20, 2008
    NW Illinois
    I have a male cayuga now and I have only heard him quack once or twice and it is a very quiet quack, like he's whispering. I definitely want to get him some girlfriends. [​IMG]
  5. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    Perfectly Polish, had Cayugas and I think I recall saying her cayuga female was the loudest of her duck flock!

    I think I've read the Muscovies are one of the quietest.

  6. cristy17

    cristy17 Songster

    We have a cayuga female and a magpie male that live with my flock of chickens. She is the loudest, even louder the the roosters!She is a real sweetie though. She runs whenever my kids bring them nibbles after school.
  7. BackSwampGirl

    BackSwampGirl Songster

    Feb 17, 2008
    Richlands,NC 28574
    [​IMG] I have had Cayuga females before and they will let you know they are around.And they are loud,but most all females I have ever had are in the duck line...... [​IMG]
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I have one cayuga duck in my mixed flock. I never hear her quack!! I also never hear my rouen duck quack. Maybe it is because the two pekin ducks are so loud, the cayuga and rouen don't think they need to say anything? [​IMG]

    Cayugas are supposed to be a quiet breed, though I have heard a lot of people say that theirs are loud. Mine makes almost no noise at all. Usually the only time the pekins are loud is when they want something, or they are scared.
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    my indian runner mix is a big Rouen is very quiet....
  10. Webfoot

    Webfoot Songster

    Jan 7, 2009
    Central TX
    We have nine Cayuga females and while I'd say they are probably the quietest of the five breeds we raise, they can still raise a ruckus when they're motivated!

    If noise is the biggest issue, I'd suggest just getting drakes. Since they don't quack, only whisper, you could get any breed you like.


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