The Cayuga are characterized by a black bill and black plumage, which is an iridescent beetle green in the correct light.
The Cayuga Duck has dark brown eyes, black shanks, and toes, except in old drakes where some orange shading may appear.
The temperament of the Cayuga is docile, and adult Cayuga Ducks enjoy eating snails, slugs, and most other insects. It is also well liked by many as a great yard pet as they tend to stay close to home.
Cayuga ducks can lay 100-150 eggs per year that can be used for general eating and baking purposes. Eggs are initially black in color, but as the season progresses egg color lightens to white by the end of the season.