HOw big are your Cayugas?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nettie, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    I keep seeing varying weights for cayugas... Some places say they are huge, while the only one's I've seen in person were pretty small (no heavier than my runners), but they were only 3 months old. So BYCers with Cayuga ducks, how big woudl you say they are? do you think they are 5lbs or heavier? do their bodies seem bigger than a light weight duck?
     

  2. saxet

    saxet Chirping

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    Mine smaller than a pekin (duh!...) and smaller than a Campbell, but not by a lot.
     
  3. littlehenny

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    My drake is humongous my 2 ducks are fairly small.. I hadn't thought about it til you mentioned it, but, there is a big size difference in the drake and ducks.
     
  4. rgn87

    rgn87 Songster

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    My drakes are pretty big, and one of my hens is big, but the other two hens are small
     

  5. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

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    they are a medium sized duck, 3-5 pounds good bit heavier than mallards, but little smaller than say rouens or pekings
     
  6. tigerrrrrrrlilly

    tigerrrrrrrlilly Songster

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    mine look bigger than my runners in body, but don't really weigh that much more when I pick them up. I have had a few extra heavy offspring *drakes* occasionally, but mostly they are kind of small. Definitely none of them have been as big as pekins. They are smaller than my swedes but bigger than my runners if that helps.
     
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  7. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Songster

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    My 1 1/2 year old Cayuga hen is the same size as my 2, 10 month old Scovy hens. I would say pretty good size medium girls.

    Keep in mind that my Cayuga is a big fat pig and eats non stop. [​IMG]
     

  8. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

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    Quote:That's true, also forgot to mention, that pure cayugas, are almost identical in size male to female, should only be about a 1/2 pound or 1 inch in height difference, if they are half the size as the males, I would question their quality or lineage

    her's some pics of our black and blues, note there really isnt any difference male to female

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