|A Cayuga drake.|
|Egg Production||100-150 per year|
|Weight|| Drakes 8.0 lbs|
Ducks 7.0 lbs
The Cayuga is a breed of domestic duck thought to be originated by a miller living in Dutchess County, New York, in 1809. 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
- ↑ "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