WTB: Cayuga Eggs NPIP

Discussion in 'Other Poultry - Birds & Hatching Eggs' started by BlackAce, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. BlackAce

    BlackAce Chirping

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    I'm looking for some Cayuga eggs about 15 or so. I don't want the white chested or speckled ones. I'm looking for the pure Cayuga ducks NPIP please.
     
  2. learycow

    learycow Crowing

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    Pure cayugas are solid black, black bills and feet. They never have a white chest (those are swedish).
    BUT they do turn white with age. Usually around 2 years old they will start to get white feathers as they molt. Depending on the duck and age, you may end up with an almost completely white bird with a few black or dark colored feathers here and there, black bill and legs.

    So even if you buy eggs or ducklings from solid black ducks, don't be surprised if they get whiter with age. It's normal for the breed.
     
  3. BlackAce

    BlackAce Chirping

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    I know that they get white when they get older, but I've seen people selling Cayugas that are white chested.
     
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Songster

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    Boggy Bottom Bantams has some
     
  5. BlackAce

    BlackAce Chirping

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    I appreciate the heads up. Unfortunately none of the eggs are producing right now.

    I recently had a batch of 8 eggs but none hatched. :( I can't wait to hatch some. I want some bad.
     

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