khaki campbell

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Coolbirds1, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Coolbirds1

    Coolbirds1 New Egg

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    Hi all and thanks for having me as part of Backyard Chickens.
    I'm the new proud owner of 2 Khaki Campbell ducks and needed to get some advice. I currently have 5 hens in my flock. 3 Rhode Island Reds and 2 Barred Rocks. They get along great with my 5 and 2 year old children and we consider them part of our family. Awesome egg layers and very hardy. Great girls. My question is if there is a way to tell the sex of our Khaki Ducks. They are about a week old and growing FAST! I want duck eggs and wasn't planning on adding Drakes to the flock. Any specific colors, traits, or anything else at this stage that can help me identify their sex would be greatly appreciated. They will be cooped with the hens when they are old enough and can hopefully get along together. Thanks
    Anthony
     
  2. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    exciting!! i have 3 and mine are 2 weeks old . i bought them straight run from the feed store. i dont beleive you can tell till they are 6 -7 weeks old. the girls will start quacking. and the males make a quieter raspy sound . And the boys make baby peeping sounds longer than the girls in my experience,
    and then the males will get different coloring eventually, and a curled tail feather.
    maybe someone else knows something else about khaki campbells that helps be able to tell earlier. but i dont know of any other way:)
    do you have pictures?
     
  3. Krazyquilts

    Krazyquilts Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    I agree with @Ducks4us. I don't think you're allowed to mention new ducklings and not post pictures.

    Also, :welcome
     
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  4. cheezenkwackers

    cheezenkwackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With my Khakis, it seemed like the boys were prettier ducklings with more rounded heads and the girls had a more triangular shaped head with a sloped forehead. In the picture the male is on the left, female, right. One of my girls started voice changes at about four weeks.
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    Even better though was when they got their feathers (5 weeks or so). The feathers above the tail were much darker with less pencilling in the boys. The male is on the left, female on the right. Khakis are awesome and we do need to see pictures of those babies!
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  5. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for this!!! Im taking a screen shot :)
     

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