The Cayuga takes its name from Lake Cayuga, New York which makes it one of the few duck breeds with an United States origin. The Cayuga is a quiet duck that is very hardy and is known primarily for its brilliant “beetle” green plumage. The hens, which weigh 5 to 6 pounds, lay a light blue or gray egg and the males grow to between 6 and 7 pounds. Ducklings have black feet and bills, black down, and have an occasional trace of yellow on their breast.
On the Cayuga ducklings. They show they come only in straight run.. I was wanting a couple of females an a male. Is that possible to get? Also is there a minimum that has to be ordered? If I can't get just a couple females an a male how can they be told which are female an male in a straight run batch? Thank you so much, Marty
The Cayuga ducklings are available as sexed birds. You can order males, females or st run. The minimum order for ducks is 2, but to avoid the higher shipping rate the minimum is 10.
Alive and HealthyWe ordered 1.1 Cayugas, and live on a remote island in Alaska. Weather prevented them from arriving on time because we get our mail here by float plane, but even a day late, they were in great shape. We are very pleased!
Sent the wrong sexI ordered a few ducklings and 3 of them were cayugas I ordered 2 females and 1 male but they sent 2 males and 1 female and even had the 2 males banded as males, even tho it clearly states I ordered 2 females, I am very displeased because now I have wasted my time and have an extra male in my program that I'm just gonna have to cull when the time comes and now I'm short a female.