Golden Cascade History
Developed in the United States in 1979 by David Holderread of Corvallis, Oregon; The Golden Cascade is a breed of domestic duck that has fast-growing, active, well-laid eggs, and also the auto-sexing feature.
The Golden Cascade was introduced to the market by the mid-1980s and has since not yet been admitted to the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection.
General Characteristics Of The Golden Cascade
The Golden Cascade was given the name because of its golden ( brown sex-linked recessive ) hue, and for the prominent red tinge on their head. They are generally medium sized domestic ducks.
- buff or fawn plumage
- orange beaks
- brown markings
- reddish breasts
- white underbodies
- bronze or satin green heads.
- yellow beaks
- bronze or satin green heads
- white ring on their necks
- reddish breasts
- white underbodies.
Their throats can turn light fawn. However, older drakes can molt to buff or fawn that covers both the head and body.
First-year ( younger ) birds have
- a chestnut chest
- a classic golden buff
- white shoulders
- white sides
- white belly.
The ducklings can be bred to carry out auto sexing as they possess the brown sex-linked gene.
Weight Of The Golden Cascade
The Golden Cascade duck average body weight of about 2.7 to 3.6 kg ( 6-8 pounds ).
Golden Cascade Uses
Golden Cascade ducks were developed mainly as a dual-purpose breed. They are also suitable for both egg and meat production. In the world today, they are raised as laying birds and also popular as a backyard bird.
Golden Cascade Duck | Tabular Summary
|Breed Name||Golden Cascade|
|Breed Use||Meat, Eggs, ornamental|
|Characteristics/Personality||Docile, Active and Fast Growers|
|Weight||Drake About 3.6 kg
Duck About 2.7 kg
|Egg Weight||About 75 gram|
|Climate Tolerance||All Climates|
|Country Of Origin||United States|