Khaki Campbell Ducks

A Rare Breed of British Origin

Khaki Campbell Ducks
Khaki Campbell Duck.

The Campbell duck – almost universally called the Khaki Campbell although it does come in other colours – was recognised as a breed in 1901, and introduced to New Zealand not long after. It is a light breed that was developed by a Mrs Campbell of Uley in Gloucestershire, essentially as a laying duck (it has Indian Runner in its makeup).

Although not as spectacularly coloured as some breeds, the Khaki Campbell is an attractive duck with its warm khaki-brown hues and greenish-bronze head and wing bars on the male.

Khaki Campbells are bred to lay and lay and lay. Their eggs are large and plentiful and in regard to egg mass laid they outlay any hen. If they are well fed they will lay in excess of 300 jumbo sized eggs during their first laying season.

Thanks to Marina Steinke for supplying the above illustration and helping with the text.

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