Duckling variety identification

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jrleek, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. jrleek

    jrleek Out Of The Brooder

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    My daughter's class has a small incubator that can handle 3 eggs. I was tasked with getting eggs, and I happened to know of a guy with fertile duck eggs. So I bought some, incubated them, and now I have 3 cute little ducklings.

    They funny thing is, they don't quite look as I expected them to. The guy told me he has Pekins and Rouens. So I assumed that I could only get yellow ducklings with orange feet, and maybe some Rouen markings. I thought there might be some variety.

    However, the ducklings are surprisingly uniform, but completely unlike my expectations. They are all buff colored, with black feet and beaks. (Except the largest one has peach colored patches on its feet.)

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    Does anyone have a guess as to what kind of breed these guys might be? Could a cross between a Pekin and a Rouen look like this? The duck guy is out of town, so I can't ask him.

    Thanks
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    they look like khaki campbells
     
  3. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are correct. Khaki campbell.
     
  4. jrleek

    jrleek Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, I hope you're right. I can probably convince my wife to let me keep them if they are egg laying machines. :)
     
  5. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are! I don't own khakis but I have heard they lay a lot.
     

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