Khaki Campbell sexing?

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  1. aimeefurlong

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    I recently Bought 2 khaki Campbell ducks and the man told us they were both ducks and not a drake but I'm suspicious that the duck on the left is a drake? Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

    Also told they were point of lay and 10 months old? Should they not start laying at 4-7 months??? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Alexandra33

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    Sadly, the one on the left does indeed look like a drake to me. He's beautiful, though!

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  3. JadeComputerGal

    JadeComputerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one on the left is a drake. Now you can have little KC cutie babies!
     
  4. Carcajou

    Carcajou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one on the left is a drake but not a true Khaki Campbell. From the penciling in his feathers and the partial ring around the neck it looks like it is crossed with a Rouen or Mallard. The female should start to lay at 18-20 weeks of age.
     
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  5. JadeComputerGal

    JadeComputerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with that. KCs sometimes get white on the throat, and the original ones had collars. That one does look like a hybrid based on the plumage, probably with a Rouen.
     
  6. aimeefurlong

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    Thank you :) yes he is very gorgeous! Sadly won't be having babies though until we get more KCs as they are brother and sister! :( thanks for all your help :)
     
  7. Majestymom

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    This may seem totally nuts but Ihave what looks like 2 KC boys but one of them is leaving me an egg a day. It is a green egg. I also have 3 buff ducks 2 girls and their husband Aiden. I know that buffs lay white to cream eggs so im confulsed. One of my "boy" KC is a girl in a boys body?


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  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Are they all housed together? You might put a little food color on the Buffs' vent one night to color code the eggs to be absolutely sure that the green egg is not coming from a Buff for some weird reason.

    That said, I know that every now and then, ducks will appear to be one thing and actually turn out to be another. So I am not saying it's impossible. But food coloring is non-toxic and it is one way to be sure.
     
  9. LittleLakePhil

    LittleLakePhil True BYC Addict

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    Yeah they totally look like boys to me but my Khakis lay white eggs.
     
  10. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm definitely not an expert, but I have two Khakis and a Buff, and neither one lays green eggs. Both breeds lay the same off-white as far as I can tell. The only ducks in my flock so far that lay beautiful mint green eggs are the two Mallard females. I hope you can get that strange situation sorted out! [​IMG]

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