Anecdotal Behavioral Observations
- My “flock” consists of ONLY 2 FEMALES (1 Cayuga and 1 Saxony).
- The Saxony Duck developed an inexplicable etiology (unknown reason) of a slipped tendon in her left leg at 2 months old.
- She cannot use her left leg to walk.
- She was taken to the vet for diagnosis and treatment.
- Although her diagnosis was sad (she was previously a healthy duckling), she is a happy duck.
- She has learned to live by hopping around on one leg.
- She has to be helped into and out of her pool.
- This condition may or may not have affected the personality of each duck.
- Duckling Color: Black
- Mature Color: Iridescent Black / Beetle Green
- Bill Color: Black
- Mature Weight: 6-8 pounds
- First Egg Laid: 163 days after birth (or 5 months, 13 days)
- Egg Production: 1 egg every other day. (130-180 eggs Annually)
- Egg Color: Blackish / Gray
- Egg Size: Small – size of chicken egg.
- Temperament: Dominant with other duck, but friendly
- Flight? Meh…not really. 4ft high x 20ft distance at most.
- Lineage: Finger Lakes NY, USA
- American Poultry Association Class: Medium sized
- Conservation Status: Threatened
- Duckling Color: Yellow
- Mature Color: White / Beige
- Bill Color: Orange
- Mature Weight: 7-8 pounds
- Egg Production: 190-240 annually
- Egg Color: White
- Temperament: Quiet, wary, friendly
- Flight? No.
- Lineage: Germany
- American Poultry Association Class: Heavy sized
- Conservation Status: Critical