US 2021 Cayuga Duck : Heritage Breeds 55c. Scott. 5591

US 2021 Cayuga Duck : Heritage Breeds 55c. Scott. 5591

Series: Heritage Breeds (2021)

Stamp details: Cayuga Duck

Issued date: 17-05-2021 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 55c.
(FOREVER - No Face Value)

Format: Pane of 20

Emission: Commemorative
First Day City: Mount Vernon, Virginia

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 5591
Michel (Germany): 5824BA
Yvert et Tellier (France): 5433
Unificato (Italy): 5973A

Designers: Zack Bryant (designer) ; Aliza Eliazarov (photographer)

Dimensions (height x width):
39.75mm x 31.25mm

Printer: Banknote Corporation of America
Print Method: Offset, Flexographic

Perforation: Serpentine Die Cut 10

Stamp Colors: Multicolored
Gum type: Self-Adhesive

Themes: Bird, Duck, Poultry

Total print: 2,500,000 (estimate)

Note: Stamp from 'block of 10'

Face value US$0.55 on day of issue.

Description:- The Cayuga is an American breed of domestic duck. It was introduced to the Finger Lakes region of New York State in about 1840, and is named for the Cayuga people of that area. Until the last years of the nineteenth century it was the principal duck reared for meat in the United States. In the twenty-first century it is kept mainly for ornament. The Cayuga is a medium to heavy duck; standard weights are 3.6 kg (8 lb) for adult drakes and 3.2 kg (7 lb) for ducks. The plumage is black with iridescent beetle-green lights; particularly in ducks, some feathers may fade or whiten as the bird ages, which can be a disqualifying fault for showing. The bill, legs and feet are black or as nearly so as possible; the eyes are dark brown.