They have light brown feathers mixed with white. Males have yellow beaks and a white ring around their necks. Females have black beaks.
Males weigh 7 to 8 pounds (3.1 to 3.6 kg); females 5 to 6 pounds (2.25 to 2.75 kg.)
The females lay from January to August, pause for a few weeks, then start again till late fall.
The meat is considered good tasting.
The Golden Cascade Ducks breed was developed by a David Holderread of Corvallis, Oregon starting in 1979, finishing in mid 1980s.