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Cayuga Ducklings - $5 (Effie)

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Cayuga Ducklings
$5.00 each
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The Cayuga is a medium to heavy duck; standard weights are 8 lb for adult drakes and 7 lb for hens. The plumage is black with iridescent beetle-green lights. The bill, legs and feet are black or as nearly so as possible; the eyes are dark brown. Cayuga Ducks may lay some 100–150 large eggs per year that can be used for general eating and baking purposes. At the beginning of the laying season the eggs are dark and may be almost black; they gradually lighten to the usual pale greenish blue or almost to white by the end of the season.
They are not good fliers. They are a quiet breed that is good for urban/suburban settings; hens tend to be noisier than drakes. The Cayuga is recognized as one of the hardiest of the domestic ducks and are easily tamed if hand-raised.

The Cayuga duck is listed as “Threatened” on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy’s Conservation Priority List. This means there are fewer than 1,000 breeding birds in the US, with ten or fewer primary breeding flocks, and they are globally endangered.

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