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Golden Cascade Duck

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Scientific name: Anas platyrhynchos domesticus

The basics:
The Golden Cascade Duck is an American breed that was created in 1979, by David Holderread of Corvallis, Oregon. Mr. Holderread desired a utility waterfowl that was auto sexing, matured quickly and would lay an abundant amount of eggs. He first introduced his Golden Cascade Ducks to the public in the mid 1980s, where it was accepted by several breeders for egg production. The breed continues today, but has not become popular enough to be admitted to the American Standard of Perfection.

Varieties: Buff
Uses: Eggs, Meat
Personality: Calm and social
Suitable housing: Free range during the day, or large pen
Capable of flight: No
Weight: 6 - 8 lbs
Broody: Yes
Noise level: Average
Egg production: Very Good (4/week)
Egg color:
Meat production: Good

What else you should know:
The Golden Cascade duck has not been recognized by the American Poultry Association, and currently does not have a Standard of perfection. Due to this, birds will vary slightly in coloration according the individual breeders desires.

As an auto-sexing breed, the Cascade duck should be sexable as soon as they hatch by looking at their down color. Drakes will hatch a darker brown then the hens. In some flocks, the drakes will also hatch with yellow beaks, while the hens hatch with brown beaks.

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