cayuga duck

Cayuga Duck

Anas platyrhynchos cayuga


The Cayuga is a medium-sized breed of domestic duck. Its feathers are black with a green sheen. White spots may appear on the feathers of older ducks. Cayuga Ducks' bills are black in color.


Adult Cayuga Ducks usually weigh between 7 and 8 pounds.



The ducks at Cosley Zoo are fed commercially prepared duck food pellets.


Cayuga Duck eggs incubate for 28 days before hatching.

Shelter and Space Needs

Domestic ducks require shelter from the wind and rain, access to food and water, and fencing to keep them contained. Cayuga Ducks require only a low fence due to their limited flight ability. The ducks at Cosley Zoo are kept on a pond surrounded by trees and shrubs that serve as shelter. .

Life Expectancy

Domestic ducks kept as pets live an average of 8-12 years.

Importance to Man

Cayugas are considered to be very hardy ducks. They are raised for eggs and meat.

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