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white spots on Cayugas

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by trailhound, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. trailhound

    trailhound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a Cayuga hen yesterday that has some white spots. The people that I got her from, who I trust, said she was under a year old, but someone told me that she is an old hen because of the spots. So, I came to you guys....

    Thanks!
     
  2. OEGB/SBT

    OEGB/SBT New Egg

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    Hi,

    If she is a first year hen or older the white spots are ok to use her as a breeder, when the white shows up on older female they will produce great colored offspring.
    But if the white turns up as a juvenile female you will always have to battle white on youngsters. Hope this helped.

    Wil [​IMG]
     
  3. trailhound

    trailhound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So it is possible that she really is under a year old, but white spots on young birds are not a good quality as far as breed standard?
     
  4. ~SunSetsWest~

    ~SunSetsWest~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Correct!!
     
  5. trailhound

    trailhound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     

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