Cayuga Ducks And Mallard Ducks

Cayuga Ducks

Cayuga Duck Adults

Video of Cayuga Ducks
Price List for Cayuga
Quantity 1 - 24 25 - 59 60 - 119 120 - 299 300 +
Straight Run $5.58 $4.60 $3.93 $3.20 $2.55
Sexed: Males or Females $7.43 $6.45 $5.78 $5.05 $4.40

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The Cayuga breed is thought to have been developed from the wild Black Duck breed in the region of Lake Cayuga in New York. This makes it one of the few duck breeds originating in the United States. Prior to the arrival of the Pekin breed, they were the bird of choice for meat production in the Northeast. Once the Pekin arrived with its white feathers and cleaner appearing carcass, the Cayuga quickly lost its appeal. They remain a very hardy duck and many of their eggs have varying degrees of gray in the shell color. On rare occasions they will lay a pure black egg.

Their feather color is very similar to the Black East Indie but records indicate the Cayuga was developed before the Black East Indie. Both have a very brilliant "beetle" green sheen to their feathers. This is especially evident on the head of the male. As they age, however, Cayuga become almost all white after several years. This changing of colors occurs much quicker in females than males. In addition, their black legs turn more orangish in color as they age.

To purchase hatching eggs for this breed, go to our Hatching Egg Page.


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This poster featuring the Cayuga Duck can be purchased from the Livestock Conservancy.


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