Definitely not a Khaki Campbell......

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Messica, May 3, 2017.

  1. Messica

    Messica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducklings came from Ideal. Two Runners, two East Indies and one Khaki Campbell was what I ordered and what I thought had arrived. The more the feathers came in though it was clear the Khaki Campbell was not a Khaki Campbell lol.

    The only thing I can find that remotely resembles it is a Black Swedish. Ideal carries Blue Swedish, but this one doesn't look like a Blue Swedish at all. Feet and bill are a dark brown/black.

    Anyone else have a guess?

    Is it typical of Ideal to flub orders like that? One of my kids was planning to use the KC as a 4H project and now I have no idea what we have, much less if it's something we can use.
     
  2. Messica

    Messica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Derp. Pictures would be helpful I suppose lol :p
     
  3. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

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    i think it looks like a swedish
    @WVduckchick has some, maybe she'll know
     
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  4. Messica

    Messica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the affirmation, and for the tag :)
     
  5. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Sure looks like my Black Swedish! :)
     
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  6. Eggboy15

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    That's a real eggcellent find! I have been looking for one of those. Just make sure it doesn't have an eggsetential crises, cuz then it won't lay its eggs which are truly delicious when cooked with mashed potatoes and gravy.
     
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  7. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    A few of mine.

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    Dark bills are females. Drakes bills are usually green.
    3 females, 1 male:
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    These are all drakes
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  8. Messica

    Messica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That nails it down for me duckchick. I'm 99% sure she is a she because she quacks - loudly! I ordered all females so at least they got that part right lol


    Am I reading right that only blue Swedish are APA recognized? I have no interest in breeding and she's got a lifelong home here regardless.
     
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  9. ViolinPlayer123

    ViolinPlayer123 Overrun With Chickens

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    She is a Black Swedish. And yes only Blues have been standardized. As for Ideal not having Blacks, if you go onto their website and click onto the blues Swedish you can see that it gives information about the genes. All blue poultry when mated to another blue produce 1/2 blue, 1/4 black and a 1/4 splash. Hope this helps! www.idealpoultry.com
     
  10. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    I would call Ideal because they might send you another chick or give you a refund :)

    Even if you'll keep her, they should at least know there was a mistake so they can have that for their records/fix it next time
     

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