How to Look After Cayuga Ducks
Cayuga ducks are not difficult to look after but this article will give you some advice to help you take care of your Cayuga ducks to the best of your ability.
Cayuga Ducks – Top Tips
- Cayuga ducks should usually be kept as groups or trios.
- Cayuga ducks lay eggs through the year and will brood their eggs if left to sit.
- Cayuga duck eggs are meant to be covered in a dark grey film which washes off but a lot of Cayuga ducks now lay white eggs.
- Cayuga ducks should have slate black legs, and be black with beetle green gloss on their feathers.
- Cayuga ducks have deep long bodies and the plumage is the same for both male and female Cayuga ducks.
- Cayuga ducks need to have water to swim in to stay healthy. This water needs to be refreshed regularly because the oil their plumage produces will scum the water.
- Older Cayuga ducks show their age by colouration. The female ducks go white with age and will often be nearly entirely white by the age of 8. males however do not go white with age.
Cayuga Duck Facts
- These ducks originate from the USA.
- Cayuga ducks can be used for meat or egg laying; they also make excellent ornamental pets.
- Cayuga ducks will lay between 80/100 eggs per year.
- Some breed defects which occur are orange legs and white feathers in males.
- Weight of a Cayuga duck should be between 6 and 9 pounds.
- Females occasionally fly.
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