Is my Khaki campbell a Khaki campbell?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ChickGirl6, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. ChickGirl6

    ChickGirl6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered three Khaki campbell ducklings and they are now 16 weeks old and one dosn't look anything like the other two, they are all boys and I need to know if they are all khaki campbells? [​IMG]The blue and the black ducks are swedes.
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    The one on the right has Welsh Harlequin coloring. That's where the Welsh Harlequin breed came from...a color mutation of a khaki campbell. So he could be a Welsh Harlequin OR a mutant Khaki.
     
  3. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    None of those ducks look like Khaki Campbells that I have seen. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but don't male Campbells have a dark brown head, not green?
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Hummm...good point. I thought it was my monitor. My khaki drake had a brown head.
     
  5. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine didn't look like that either.[​IMG]
     
  6. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    My khaki drakes had a dark green head?
     
  7. ChickGirl6

    ChickGirl6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what the odd ball looked like as a baby[​IMG]and this is what the other two looked liked[​IMG]
     
  8. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They look like anything else but Campbells (Sweds, mixes, Harlequins?)

    Where did you get them from?
     
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  9. ChickGirl6

    ChickGirl6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The two blues and the black are swedes. Its the brown ones that are the ones I'm not sure of. [​IMG] This is what they looked liked as babies.[​IMG]The odd ball is on the far left in the baby pic.
     
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  10. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, the two brown ones *are* Khaki Campbells, beyond a shadow of doubt. The Khaki color can vary quite a lot from one bird to the next. I have seen the drakes have heads that range from a light brown to a dark seal brown to a greenish bronze. Yours are well within the normal coloring range for KC. The other one in question is a Welsh Harlequin.

    Editing to add- Is that the one that as a duckling looked like a Khaki Campbell, but had the much lighter bill? If so, that is so bizarre that it would feather out like that. I will have to really think about that. Getting Khaki in drakes or getting harlequin phase in a first generation cross is difficult because not a lot of common ducks carry either (and the brown dilution is sex linked). He looks like a WH, but if that is the same duckling, WH do not look at all as ducklings like he did. He probably is a sport from Campbell stock. He can't, in theory, be a Campbell X WH cross because the harlequin phase is recessive and shouldn't show until the second generation.
     
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