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The Cayuga

     Cayuga ducks are a breed that is under the threat of extinction. The breed itself is known for flavorful meat and excellent egg production. They can also serve as great pets and have a quiet quack.

    As such, they are the ideal choice for a backyard duck. If you provide them with the proper care, these ducks can live between 8 and 12 years. They can be kept for eggs and can also serve as beautiful pets.

     Their green color is not visible until the light hits the ducks, and they are kept for ornament. Males also tend to be slightly larger than the females, weighing between 8-12 pounds and females weighing 5-8 pounds. The scientific name for the Cayuga duck is Anas platyrhynchos domesticus.

     In 2008, the status of the Cayuga was listed as “threatened,” which is a sign of the ducks being very rare. This is because it was mainly reared for meat in the early days but is now being used for egg production.

     In 2020, the status of the Cayuga ducks was changed to “watch,” meaning that even though it is out of the danger zone, the breed still needs to be watched carefully. The conservation measures keep the duck out of harm’s way and ensure that it gets better care.

     At present, there are only 1,000 breeding pairs of the duck breed that are left in the country.

Contact us about availability. We will have eggs, chicks, juveniles, and pullets.

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