Campbells

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History

The Campbell was originally bred by Mrs Adele Campbell in Uley, Gloucester, England. The breed was first shown in 1898. Mrs Campbell had mated her Mallard and Pencilled Runner to create a Khaki coloured duck.

Behaviour

The Campbell is a very practical, hardy duck which is a prolific egg layer. The best strains have been recorded to lay nearly 340 eggs a year although it is more common to expect around 200 eggs per year. They are reasonably quiet birds. Due to being bred with Runner ducks they have quite a vertical posture and are sometimes called \"Penguin Ducks\".

Varieties

The Campbell comes in two main varieties, Khaki and white, which is not a recognized variety in England. The original Campbell drakes had a dark green head, grey back, pale claret breast, black stern and white ring around the neck.

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           Good birds

- Philip, 15 May 2012

I got my white campbell ducks from the domestic fowl trust before the ownership changed they were very wild and you could not pick them up.I have managed to get them used to people but they we are still unable to pick them up. They have been wonderful layers and did so all winter they laid more eggs than our hybrids ever did. The damage to our garden was quite considerable.


          

- Ian, 04 November 2011


          

- Ian, 02 November 2011

They're good egg layers


           Beautiful lil ducks

- Dan, 16 August 2011

I have kept chickens for many years and decided to get a copule of ducks we got a pair of female khaki camEll that are beautiful little ducks that love to have a bath they both lay an egg a day , although not for the urban farmer As they are extremely messy


           Good ducks

- Sebastian, 15 March 2011

I've got 8 ducks 5 are khaki Campbells and males are really pretty with their blue beaks and girls lay loads of eggs

 

Breeders Clubs for Campbellss

British Waterfowl Association

E-mail: info@waterfowl.org.uk

Website: www.waterfowl.org.uk

Tel: 01892 740212


Domestic Waterfowl Club

E-mail: hatcher579@btinternet.com

Website: www.domestic-waterfowl.co.uk/

Tel: 01488 638014

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