Khaki Campbell Duck

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Scientific name: Anas platyrhynchos domesticus

Other common names: Campbell Duck

The basics:
The Khaki Campbell duck was developed by Mrs. Adele Campbell, of Gloucestershire, England, during the late 1880s. Mrs. Campbell's goal was to develop a duck that would give her family a steady supply of eggs and roasted duckling. To achieve the Campbell, she crossed together Fawn, White and Pencilled Indian Runners and Rouen ducks. The duck's coloration reminded her of the British Army Unforms. So, she ended up naming them Khaki Campbells.

Varieties: Dark, Khaki, Pied, White
Uses: Eggs
Personality: Energetic, but can tame with regular handling
Suitable Housing: Free range during the day, or large pen
Capable of flight: Yes, but not prone to flight
Weight: 3.5 - 4.5 lbs
Broody: Yes
Noise level: Average
Egg production: Excellent (5/week)
Egg color: White, Tinted
Meat production: Very good roasting duck

What else you should know:
Khaki Campbell ducks are considered to be highly adaptable to any climates. Breeders have raised them successfully in the desert, rain forest, and in extreme cold and snow.

Hens should start laying around 5 - 7 months.

It isn't uncommon for crossbred ducks to be mistaken for Khaki Campbells. If you want pureblooded Khaki's research breeders before purchasing. Also, make sure your birds do not have facial stripes, or weigh over 6 pounds.


tasty eggs, great foragers, champion egg layers, Beautiful duck, backyard keepers


mess, small kids, Quacky Khakis, gamey flavor, real flight potential


talkative, khaki cambell, white cambells, decent meat duck, kiddie pool, slug population

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