A Cayuga drake.
Origin America
Class Mediumweight
Egg Production 100-150 per year
Weight Drakes 8.0 lbs
Ducks 7.0 lbs
Status Common

The Cayuga is a breed of domestic duck thought to be originated by a miller living in Dutchess County, New York, in 1809.[1] Known for its reputation of being quiet and a prolific layer, they were first introduced into the U.S. in 1840 by John S. Clark.



No other varieties are known to exist.


Sources and referencesEdit

  1. "A traditional account of the origin of the Cayuga says that a miller ... caught a pair of dark-colored ducks on his mill pond in 1809. Descendants of this pair were taken to Orange County ... [and] multiplied." Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks pg. 55

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