Feed store says Pekin but they're brown??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by beneduck14, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. beneduck14

    beneduck14 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2015
    Cattlet, VA
    Just like the title. I thought they were khakis so I asked a worker and he said pekin.

    "Aren't Pekins yellow as ducklings?"
    I asked

    "They come in different colors. We only ordered pekins."

    He replied

    Now I'm confused


  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Basically, feed store employees are often clueless. Any info you get from there should always get a second opinion from someone who doesn't work there. [​IMG]

    They are well meaning but have much misinformation. Heard one recommend white leghorns as meat chickens! And another said to put 12 week old chicks on layer feed! [​IMG]

    Usually if you talk to the owners, they are a little more informed.

    From looking at pics on google, I would say you are correct and those are probably not Pekin. Though they may come in other colors... I'm not buying it.

    Sometimes hatcheries substitute orders. Orders can get mixed up as well.

    They are obviously unfamiliar or they would have known upon delivery that they weren't Pekins which should have the yellow plumage and bright orange bills and feet, Though some looked pinkish as ducklings.

    Every hatchery I looked at just now had ONLY white pekins. And none of them looked like your adorable cuties. [​IMG]
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  3. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2015
    North Idaho
    Pure Pekins are always yellow. No other colors. They are white as adults
    Yours look like khaki campbells to me.
    I also have chocolate runner ducklings who are this exact same color. But they stand tall so you can tell the difference. :)
    By the way they are adorable. I have 3 khaki campbell ducklings myself!
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  4. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Sep 25, 2015
    Wow, those people should NOT be giving bird advise!

    I'd say their both Khaki Campbells.....
  5. beneduck14

    beneduck14 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2015
    Cattlet, VA

    I'd say that too :)
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    Look like Campells to me as well. Smaller but better layers.
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    They look like Khaki Campbells to me, too.
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Khaki Campbells

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