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A mature Khaki Campbell drake. The differences in plumage between the Campbell and the Mallard next to it can be clearly seen.
A mature Khaki Campbell drake. The differences in plumage between the Campbell and the Mallard next to it can be clearly seen.

A Khaki Campbell (or just Campbell) is a breed of domesticated duck kept for its high level of egg production. The breed was developed by Adele Campbell of England at the end of the 19th century.[1] The "Khaki" portion of the name refers to the duck's typical color. Domesticated ducks The domesticated ducks are kept for meat, eggs and down. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ...


Adult Campbell ducks weigh approximately 4 pounds. Campbells can come in three color varieties: khaki, dark and white. The Khaki Campbell duck is mostly khaki colored with a darker head. They have Mallard, Rouen and Runner duck blood in them. The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Binomial name Anas platyrhynchos Linnaeus, 1758 Subspecies See Mexican Duck, Anas, and article text The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos[1]), also known as the wild duck, is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical areas of North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. ... Rouen ducks featured in Mrs. ...


The egg production of the Campbell breed can exceed even the most efficient of egg laying domestic chickens, with the breed laying an average of 300 eggs a year.[2]. Alternate uses: Chicken (disambiguation) Binomial name Gallus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758) A chicken is a type of domesticated bird which is usually raised as a type of poultry. ...


This breed of duck is listed as watch by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.[3]


History

An 8 week old Khaki Campbell (rear) and a 13 week old Mallard
An 8 week old Khaki Campbell (rear) and a 13 week old Mallard

In the late 1800s Adele Campbell purchased a Fawn and White Indian Runner Duck which was an exceptional layer (195 eggs in 197 days) and crossed it with a Rouen in an attempt to create a strain that would lay well and have bigger bodies.[4] The offspring were crossed with Mallards to increase their hardiness.[5] The resulting birds were prolific layers. The "Campbell" breed was introduced to the public in 1898. In an attempt to create a more attractive buff-colored duck Mrs. Campbell crossed her original Campbells with Penciled Runner ducks. The resulting color reminded Mrs. Campbell of British army uniforms, so she named these new ducks "Khaki Campbell".[1]
Binomial name Anas platyrhynchos Linnaeus, 1758 Subspecies See Mexican Duck, Anas, and article text The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos[1]), also known as the wild duck, is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical areas of North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. ... Binomial name Anas platyrhynchos Linnaeus, 1758 Subspecies See Mexican Duck, Anas, and article text The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos[1]), also known as the wild duck, is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical areas of North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


References

  1. ^ a b The Campbell Duck. The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. Retrieved on 2006-08-08.
  2. ^ Poultry Breeds - Khaki Campbell Duck (1997-10-24). Retrieved on 2006-07-12.
  3. ^ American Livestock Breeds Conservancy Watchlist (2006-06-04). Retrieved on 2006-07-12.
  4. ^ Dave Holderread. Storey's guide to daising ducks. Storey, 37–41. ISBN 1-58017-258-X. 
  5. ^ Khaki Campbell Ducks. Ashton Waterfowl. Retrieved on 2006-08-08.

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