White Campbell

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  • Campbell is a breed of domesticated duck that originated in England and is kept for its high level of egg production. The breed was developed by Adele Campbell of England at the end of the 19th century. The "Khaki" portion of the name refers to the duck's typical color.

    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 are a cross between Mallard, Rouen and Runner ducks.

    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.

    Campbells become mature at approximately 6 months. Campbell hens very seldom will hatch out others young. Brooding behavior has been sacrificed in exchange for prolific egg laying ability in this breed. Mechanical incubators or broody chickens are used to hatch out Campbell ducklings. It takes approximately 28 days for a Campbell duckling to hatch.

    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 Duck in an attempt to create a strain that would lay well and have bigger bodies. The offspring were crossed with Mallards to increase their hardiness. The resulting birds were prolific layers. The "Campbell" breed was introduced to the public in 1898.


    Genetic profile White
    Gene :Recessive white/ symbol c/ Recessive
    This gene is responsible for the white in common white breeds. In the homozygous state, recessive white masks all other color genes . as in the White Campbell
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  1. Oscarsgravett
    "Affectionate laying machines!!!"
    Pros - Amazing layer, very easily tamed, calm personality and did I mention beautiful.
    Cons - Noisy and Males can over breed females.
    This breed is one of my favourite breeds for many reasons.... They lay an access of 300 eggs a year and lay all through the winter. They lay all through the winter even are not detered by freezing cold temperatures. I'm going to stop there otherwise i could go on forever :)
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  1. N F C
    Thanks for some interesting info!
  2. HanBrand
    They are really lovely ducks they do like to follow me around. I was really shocked to find some eggs after 4 months. They were a really good size too. Then very mini eggs were laid. Then a break for a few weeks and today I started getting eggs again.

    I was hoping to breed white Campbell's but I got two whites, a mixed and a khaki. Unfortunately both whites have turned out to be boys. They get on great at the moment luckily but means I won't get any white ducklings.
    1. CrystaBub
      Can I ask a really dumb question? How do you know if you have a Pekin vs White Campbell? What's the telling signs? I have a male duck that I thought was a Pekin, but he looks nothing like my female Pekin. I'm starting to think he's another breed of white duck but I don't know exactly what to look for as the determining factor. Thanks!
      CrystaBub, Nov 22, 2018
  3. Zaccurry16
    where did you get you white campbell from and how much ? .

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