How to sex Cayugas?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by bheila, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    I'm confused, I have a cayuga that my blue swedish drake was mating. He hasn't mated the cayuga in a while and now my cayuga has some curled tail feathers. Does that mean that my cayuga is a male because of the tail feathers?
     
  2. farm_mom

    farm_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my female cayugas tails flip up a bit, that's probably not the best way to tell. My males are larger, and have a greener sheen to their heads, also greener beaks. My males also make a low, gravelly "braa, braa" sound and the girls make more of your standard quack sound. Use the link to my blog below if you'd like to see pics of mine, that may help. Good Luck!
     
  3. penelope77

    penelope77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was wondering the same thing. i only have one girl right now but the male i saw where i got her had alot more green on him. nice blog farm_mom. i love those buns. are they rex? sorry we're talking ducks here.
     
  4. farm_mom

    farm_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks kristin! [​IMG] Yes, they're mini-rex.
     

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