Breed check?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MyMonsters91, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. MyMonsters91

    MyMonsters91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I got a new hen today (trying to get 2-3 more but she's my first) and the owner doesn't know what she was. My guess is a Khaki Campbell (mix?) but thought I would ask more duck-knowing people. lol. What is your all thoughts? Someone suggested a Mallard or Rouen mix.

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  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Khaki campbell "hens" or ducks, are suppose to have green bulls, dark brown eyes, and legs and feet that are brown. The upper neck, head and lower back are seal-brown and the rest is khaki. However, there is variety and hatchery quality individuals may not follow the standard.

    My guess would be she is either pure Khaki (as they are a fairly common breed) or half Khaki Campbell.

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  3. MyMonsters91

    MyMonsters91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome information, thanks! Definitely no green bill and legs are orange, so if it is Khaki Campbell it would be half. Is there a difference between Khaki and Khaki Campbell? I assumed they were the same!
     
  4. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yeah, they're the same. I was just getting lazy in my typing. [​IMG]
     
  5. MyMonsters91

    MyMonsters91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gotcha :p Any chance it can be a Khaki and Mallard/Rouen mix (as my friend suggested?) Any mix breeds I see for those two seem to have the striped eye marks though.
     
  6. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It could be. I'm not good with color genetics, but its shape looks a little more round then that of a Mallard or Khaki, perhaps something like a Saxony because of the round head and diluted coloration?
     
  7. MyMonsters91

    MyMonsters91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hm... now that you mention it, her head does have almost the exact same shape as my Saxony. It could very well be. :) Who knows! Half breeds are so fun. Haha.
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