Cayugas or Indies?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CluckCluck2, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. CluckCluck2

    CluckCluck2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I love the emerald greens sheen on both ducks but I can't decide which breed to get. I would like to have 3. Who's the better layer? Who is quieter? Who is more easily tamed? Who is easier to keep? Any other input is welcome!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Quote:They're are alot to consider. If your looking for a purpose duck I'd go with Cayuga. But if you want more for a ornamental purpose then Indies will be a better choice.
     
  3. CluckCluck2

    CluckCluck2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ah, yes I would like an all purpose duck. So the Cayugas are better meat? Thanks
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    If your looking for meat the indies aren't really a option they are VERY small. I don't know about meat because I've always been a vegetarian. However they were originally bred as a meat duck.
     
  5. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Yes, Cayugas are better for Meat and Eggs.

    I see you live in Illinois! I'll be hatching quite a bit of my call duck eggs next year! Contact me next year around March-ish and I should have some started ducklings for sale! [​IMG]

    I'm going to have a Chocolate Pen, Self Black pen, ButterScotch pen, Self blue male/White female pen.
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Cayugas, for sure.
     
  7. CluckCluck2

    CluckCluck2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks I will, I'm looking for runners too.
     
  8. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Quote:Thanks I will, I'm looking for runners too.

    Perfect! I'll be hatching those out too! [​IMG]
    I have a Black Bibbed Female and a Blue and Silver Males. I need to figure out which male I want to keep for next year.

    ETA: If you want to see any pictures of my stock don't hesitate to ask! [​IMG]
     
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