Do Cayuga's typically have blue feathers?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by binza1979, May 17, 2011.

  1. binza1979

    binza1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 10 week old Cayuga has some really blue feathers on his wings. Is this common?
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  2. Nimby Chickens

    Nimby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know nothing, but that is beautiful!
     
  3. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that the ones we got in March also have the same 'coloring' right now. Hopefully someone can help you more directly.
     
  4. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not have a Cayuga, but I do have a duck with black feathers, and mine got the same iridescent blue/purple/green color around wings and head, and everyone here told me it was normal.

    My own experience over time has confirmed it. I think it's one of the glories of having beautiful black birds!!
     
  5. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, cayugas have a purple/blue/green sheen to the feathers.Sunlight effects the coloration.If your duck is for showing they recommend limited sunlight time.Mine are just my pets...who lay eggs and entertain me.I love the coloration! Beautiful duck [​IMG]
     

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