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Is this a Khaki Campbell?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PinkFlamingoFrm, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. PinkFlamingoFrm

    PinkFlamingoFrm Chirping

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    I bought 3 Khaki Campbells off of a local farm. I wasnt able to go with to pick them up and this is what my fiance brought home. When I spoke with the woman, she insisted that they were purebred & purchased from Mcmurray hatchery but I have never seen a khaki campbell this light? My khaki campbell is a darker solid brown. Does anyone know if these may be Khaki Campbells and if not, do you know what they are? Thanks

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member 6 Years

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    There's no way those are purebred khakis - either the hatchery made a mistake or that woman is flat out lying to you. My guess is that they're mixes.
     
  3. PinkFlamingoFrm

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    yeah, they didnt look right to me. When I got them, they had even more of the really light feathers. Only a few streaks of the dark brown. It seems that they are getting more dark feathers, but they just dont look right.
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member 6 Years

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    They might be khaki crosses but sheesh, either that woman has no idea what a khaki really is or she lied...either way, they are pretty birds :)
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    I really like their coloring. very pretty.
     
  7. PinkFlamingoFrm

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    thank you guys! I did some research and her farm also advertised golden 300's. I couldnt find enough pictures of the golden 300's to tell if it was them or not. But it must have been metzger farms she ordered from & not mcmurray. I have some of their eggs in the incubator, Im very curious to see what hatches.
     
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    The ducks have been molting lately & I went to feed them today & one has turned almost completely brown like a Khaki campbell, the only light that is left is a small spot on its back.. the others have more brown just not as much as the one.. maybe they all are turning into khaki campbells lol.
     
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    The ducks have finished their molt (I think) but this is what they look like now...
     

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