Pros: Eye candy, lay eggs daily
Pros: Calm, quiet, winter hardy, good for meat and eggs, make good mothers
Cons: The drakes are randy but that's a drake for you!
“ I've had Anconas for over a year now, after admiring them for awhile before then. I LOVE them. My two hens are fantastic egg-layers. Since they started laying early this spring, they hardly ever miss a day (except for my hen who went broody - she took a few weeks off during incubation, and then about 1-1/2 weeks after they hatched she is back at it!). They are also quite calm and friendly,...” --wordgirl
“ seem like a good breed, if i had the room i would probably raise a batch of them they seem like they would be a good 4h starter show bird...considering i dont see many of this breed in my class ... that breed looks like a reserve champion waiting to happen ” --cowgirlHH
Blue Khaki Campbells are a color variation of the popular Khaki Campbell. They are brown and light blueish gray. They are a very rare coloration.
“My Blue Swedish sure is interesting. When we got him he was in a batch of assorted ducks, and at the time we didn't know what he was other than cute. Later I identified him as a Blue Swedish. Being one of the first ducks we've ever had, I'm not sure what to compare him to or what to judge him off of. Interaction is on his terms only, however, he often comes up to me and picks on me. Always...” --AwlOrganikLizz
“Very nice ducks, originating in England. Good layers, not good flyer's, and similar to Khaki Campbell's.” --mymilliefleur
“ I love call ducks! They are the ideal duck for persons with not much room for bigger ducks. To those close to neighbors, I suggest a pen of males as the hens are vocal. These ducks are quick and efficient insect and worm eradicaters. Provide them with a kiddie pool for hours of amusement. With one wing clipped, they won't fly off. They are...” --NajmoNests
“These are definitely ducks with personality and individuality! I have three and I'm extremely happy with this breed. They are strikingly beautiful and fun-loving, and quite intelligent. They run all over my yard and LOVE snatching up every slug and snail they can find, playing in the sprinkler, and trying new things to nibble on. Mine are just over a month old at the time of this...” --Ibicella
“ I love this breed honestly. They are really friendly with me and the other animals in the yard. They are the center of attention when people come around. I recommend this duck. ” --ChampionAlex
Dark Campbells are a color variation of the popular Khaki Campbell. They are a dark, almost chocolate color. Unfortunately, the Dark Campbell coloration did not find favor after the second world war and declined to almost critical levels. Today, there are very few Dark Campbells left. Dark Campbells are usually used for showing. Mr. H.R.S. Humphreys developed the Dark Campbell color for sex...