Cayuga (Cayugaanka)

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Cayuga (Cayugaanka)

Post by stephen » 12 Apr 2007, 12:27

We just accidentally acquired some cayuga ducks today :twisted:

These are they!

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(The girls are called Evamene & Wanda - a prize to anyone who can work out the boys name :) And why... )
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Post by debcat » 12 Apr 2007, 12:31

they are gorgeous,
have you seen them with the sun shining off them yet?
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Post by stephen » 12 Apr 2007, 12:37

Not yet - they've only moved in about an hour ago, and just getting settled. They've not discovered their bath yet :)
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Post by debcat » 12 Apr 2007, 12:38

in the sun they are absolutley stunning :D
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Post by stephen » 12 Apr 2007, 12:42

They certainly looked it at the farm where we collected them from, and it was fairly overcast when we got there!

We were very lucky not to fill the car... Elizabet had goats, large (eating) rabbits, Swedish Yellow Ducks, Swedish Blue Ducks, East India Ducks, Columbian Brahma, Light Sussex, Guinea Fowl, Buff Orps, Phoenix Fowl, Copper Black Maran, Salmon Faverolle, lots of bantams of various sorts, dormice, Egyptian hedgehogs, pygmy mice, ferrets (which stud at 2 500 SEK / £200 a time!)........
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Post by stephen » 12 Apr 2007, 13:26

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Post by mojo » 12 Apr 2007, 14:02

odd .on monday at the poultry club show cayugas ducks looked so very dark blue rather than green.....as a non duck man which is the right colour?
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Post by stephen » 12 Apr 2007, 14:17

Everything we've ever read and seen has had them beetle green.
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Post by debcat » 12 Apr 2007, 14:40

for the standard green is right
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Post by Gilly C » 12 Apr 2007, 15:49

:( just red crosses for me on all 6

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Post by stephen » 12 Apr 2007, 16:00

Should be ok. Do you see them from this link?

http://gallery.vollans.co.uk/v/chickens/cayuga/
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Post by Gilly C » 12 Apr 2007, 17:18

working ok now thanks, lovely birds I have never seen the before ! I would love some runners 1 day

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Post by CP » 12 Apr 2007, 18:34

Lovely! I've seen these at shows before. Just love the dark green sheen on them. :D
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Post by stephen » 12 Apr 2007, 21:15

It's even clearer on them now that they've been wallowing in water this afternoon :)
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Post by mojo » 12 Apr 2007, 22:00

they must have mislabelled them at the show............these were the same shape but a deep navy blue with iridesance blue sheen
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