Cayuga Duck Breed

I have a cayuga drake so have been reading up about the cayuga breed. The cayuga breed of duck originates from the USA. Cayuga are a table breed. The cayuga has black plumage with a green/purple sheen on the feathers. The cayuga’s bill and webs are black. Cayuga ducks can lay about 100 eggs a year. … Read more

Identifying Gender Of Khaki Campbell Ducklings

It is difficult to guess what gender a duckling is just by looking at the duckling but my ‘farmingfriends’ friend Maureen has challenged me to take a guess at the gender of her three ducklings named Treacle, Toffee and Fudge. ‘Hi Sara, as someone far more knowlegable than me, how do you fancy taking a … Read more

Aggression In Drakes

I have been asked a couple of times about dealing with aggression in drakes. I am looking for advice or suggestions! We have just acquired three ducks and the drake has now started to act very aggressively towards my chickens. We have tried segregating him, but he is getting worse; any suggestions??? Denise Hi Denise, … Read more

Alexandra’s Ducks And Drakes

One of my reader’s and farmingfriends, Alexandra sent me some photos of her lovely ducks and drakes. Anyone who has been reading the farmingfriends forum will know about Alexandra’s drake Monty who all of a sudden turned vicious. “Monty is I think a Rouen (very very large mallard!) I have 2 female Cherry valleys, one duck is … Read more

Identifying Ducks And Drakes

It is possible to identify a duck and a drake from about 5 weeks of age. There are a number of ways of distinguishing between a duck and a drake. The tail feathers. It is the male that has curling tail feathers. Colour of plumage. Some breeds of duck the male are more brightly coloured. … Read more