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Cayuga Ducks, sometimes called Black East Indie Ducks, are medium sized ducks (still too large to fly), which have a very unique iridescent green plumage. They are the quietest pet ducks, and are often the choice for people who live in close proximity to their neighbors.

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Cayuga Ducklings

Cayuga Ducks are a breed of domesticated duck used for egg and meat production as well as an ornamental bird. The Cayugas are characterized by a black bill and black plumage which is an iridescent beetle green in the correct light. In breeding an emphasis is put on correct coloration, carriage and a large breast. The Cayuga duck has dark brown eyes, black shanks and toes. For exhibition presence of white color in the outer plumage is a disqualification. Our cayugas have excellent color and…

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

Cayugas are one of the most docile breeds. They do not fly and tend to stay close to home. I've found them the perfect breed for home. Their eggs are grey to black and the ducks can be raised for meat. 'Course, we don't eat them. They're too cute.